In Chinese culture, the azalea is known as the "thinking of home" bush. I could not agree more. Back home in Tarboro, azaleas are planted en mass. With these ornamental beauties in the background, the Easter morning photo shoot was a right of passage for my sisters and me. Outfitted in dresses handcrafted by Mama (I'll talk more about that tradition in my next post), we would bunch up in front of the Azalea bushes, hoping Dad would hurry up and capture the moment with his Rolleiflex twin lens before the bees came after us. Meeks Family continues the azalea photo shoot tradition.