This is the azalea bush on one end of the front of the house. Unfortunately, this burst of blooms faces the house next door and doesn’t show as much from the front! But it is just gorgeous! If you click on the photo you should get an enlargement. Every March Houston holds the annual Azalea Trail where you get to visit a few beautiful houses and gardens in the River Oaks area. This is one outing my husband and I have always gone on every year that we have lived here, which now is twenty-five years. Some years we carried a baby or brought all the kids if we had to, or if we were really in luck, found a babysitter and also got to have a nice lunch out alone afterwards. We went last Friday afternoon, an unusually cold and windy day in Houston, but the sun had come out. We wore winter coats and the River Oaks Garden Club hostesses got to wear their long fur coats!