Sunday, March 16, 2008

Bloom Day: the Morning After

"You should have been here tomorrow." There's always something blooming that wasn't here yesterday.

This time it's a red camellia. I noticed yesterday that a little camellia bush, hardly 2 feet tall, had two buds on the side opposite the driveway. Now the blooms were wide open. It started out as a rooted cutting and has been moved twice. Lane's Mama used to call these red camellias, "Bloody China" (Blood of China).


  1. I haven't been around much lately and I've missed your lovely pictures. So nice to see a breath of spring for those of us in the frozen northern tundra. Don't work too hard!

  2. I covet the red camellia. Just boo-full!

  3. Simply beautiful! My mother grew them in Australia and they were always one of my favorites.

  4. I love camellias! I got a few pictures of some in south Alabama that I'll show eventually. I wanted to get a white one but couldn't find it in my sister's yard.


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