One of the books I'm reading on writing, A Writer's Book of Days by Judy Reeves, offers this bit of advice:
Guideline 9 - Write specific details: "Be true with details that are true and right for the piece. But be careful not to bloom your azaleas in the fall..." p. 159
The azaleas in my front yard - in bloom as I type this - must've skipped over that little bit of advice...or decided the author doesn't know what she's talking about 'cause they are definitely: In bloom! Thriving! Despite overnight lows of 39 degrees F.
Guess Mother Nature knows what she's doing ...