When lightning struck one of my honey locust trees last September, it traveled down the trunk, dug a furrow through the turf to the water supply valve, and apparently followed the water line to the house. On its way, it must have passed through the roots of one of my purple azalea bushes that grows near the water line. Several branches on the shrub died.
You can see the curled, dead leaves and what would have been flower buds. Some parts of the bush survived and you can see the flowers blooming on those branches in the background.
Bumblebees always visit these flowers although they don’t seem as interested in the other types of azaleas.