I also found the Flame Azalia not too far away. There was a large bush blooming and reaching way above my head. It was gorgeous and photos don't do it justice.
Flame azalea, botanical name Rhododendron calendulaceum, is a shrub native to the Appalachian area of the United States. The generic name, Rhododendron, is Greek for "rose-tree". The name 'calendulaceum' means Calendual-colored, referring to the flowers.
An early French botanist Andre Michaux, who botanized in North America in the late 1700s, discovered and first named this plant, describing it as new to science. The vernacular name, “flame” azalea, derives from not only the fiery color of the flowers but also the expanded, unopened buds, which suggest the flame of a candle.