Flame azaleas, of which there is an abundance in the upper part of the Gulf, set the forest afire with blaze orange and fiery red in the early days of June. Following a tornado which downed trees in some parts of the Gulf in 1995, azaleas and blueberries, that had languished in the shade of tall oaks prior to the twister, suddenly began receiving greater amounts of sunlight. As a result, the last few summers have produced even more brilliant displays of color.
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