“Azalea” by Carl Larsson via Fine Art America
Springtime in Oklahoma is an absolute joy – especially driving around in the neighborhoods.
They are full of beautiful azaleas this time of year, especially in my ‘hood in midtown Tulsa. I’m lucky to have a few azaleas surrounding
my home. Even though they only bloom for a short while in our part of the world – maybe a month, six weeks, or if you’re lucky two months, depending on weather.
If you haven’t traveled to Muskogee – just about 45 minutes southeast of Tulsa – you must go during April for its annual Azalea Festival in Honor Heights Park.
About half a million people travel annually to Muskogee for the festival, which lasts through April 30 this year. You can meander through the park and see 625 gorgeous varieties of pink, red, fuchsia and white shrubs and more than 30,000 blooming azaleas.
Image via Metro Family
It’s a real sight to see!
And since I’m obviously a pink girl, the pretty colors always inspire me in some way.
I wrote last year about my love for pops of pink décor, but this spring I’m all about the fashion.
With the flush of bright colors everywhere this spring, it’s easy to include a pop of pink in your wardrobe this year. Have fun!
1. Fuchsia Python Envelope Clutch, Gigi New York 2. Velvet Eye wear ‘Joie’ Sunglasses, Nordstrom 3. Italian leather skinny belt in Soft Fuchia, J. Crew 4. Thinstick Lipstick in Priscilla, Vincent Longo 5. Shelly pump in Lipstick Pink, Kate Spade 6. Thakoon for NARS nail collection, in Anardana