It was early spring when we moved here in 1991 and Azaleas in Sacramento in springtime are gorgeous. Azaleas were among the first things I planted at our new home. Over the years, my Azaleas have grown into massive plants and they continue to thrive. Their beauty evokes the joys of spring and the hope of new beginnings. This is Fielder’s White. I took the photograph Saturday afternoon while I watched birds and butterflies in my yard. Because I had my bird rig in my lap, I didn’t need to get too close to get a closeup shot of the flowers peeking out from the shady shrubs. Taken with Nikon D500, Nikkor 300mm PF, Nikon TC-17EII.