Backlit is bee-yoo-tee-full


You’re seeing sunset light behind these glorious blooms, which I think are flame azaleas (Rhododendron calendulaceum). All azaleas are rhododendrons (botanically); but not all rhodos are azaleas. Good luck if you find this confusing.

These are from the mountains, so are “farther back” in the springtime. Meanwhile, the bright fuschia ones in our front yard are beginning to wilt.

One comment

  1. pooh says:

    I’ve been entranced with backlit floral photos also. The way tulips shine is gorgeous. I’ve also got a few of Japanese maples with the leaves in the sun and the bright red seed-pods. I haven’t tried the seed pods to see if they helicopter, or if you can split the end that has the seed to stick it on your nose, but their color is wonderful.