Usually an embarrassment of blossoms, this is the only
bloom open on a huge bush to the south of the house.
I looked for buds today. Many of the later-blooming plants are loaded with blooms. Sometimes when they bloom, a freeze kills the open blooms but tight buds follow to open in the next warm spell.
I gathered seeds in the summer. A half-dozen are in a flat in the greenhouse. The rest await planting in the soil somewhere in a place where they'll be safe until they can gain some size. Seedlings from about 20 years ago are good size now and have bloomed in recent years. Exciting because they are hybrids, each one is different.
Rarely is a seedling outstanding enough to warrant the process of naming and registering. He-who-mows had an aunt whose daughter registered one of her mother's seedlings. 'Annie Jones' camellia exists in very few gardens.