Saturday, February 7, 2009

Camellia Season

Here in California it is Camellia Season. They seem to like our clay soil and warm climate and perform quite reliably every winter. They are like nature's Valentine to us. I ran out this morning and took these photos for all of you. I thought maybe you needed a bit of color to get you through the winter. And even though I didn't sign up for Pink Saturday, I often think of pink on Saturday. Enjoy!


travelbug said...

Just gorgeous! I wish I had some in my yard. They always remind me of my MIL; she brought them inside when hers were in bloom and had a dish of them on the dining room table.


Pieceful Afternoon said...

What lovely photos - we have camelias in WA too - but they often get a bit frost bitten - or turn brown from too much rain after they open - but when they are blooming nicely they are simply elegant. I love them. Hmmmm don't have one in my yard - wonder if the deer like them? Always a consideration when I plant anything.

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, how pretty, you can still see the morning dew on them! You are a great photographer and these are beautiful flowers. Lucky you!


Neabear said...

These are beautiful!

Mary said...

Oh Laura, how beautiful! We had some internet and electrical problems late last week, so I missed these yesterday. But they are just gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing them. :)