"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Monday, March 7, 2016

Good-bye Camellias

Its almost time to say good-bye to this year's beautiful and festive winter bloomers....the camellias. 



There are very few left blooming on the bushes.....they are slowly dwindling.......soon all that will remain will be piles of the bright petals laying in drifts on the ground. Like pink, white, scarlet, and peach snow.





This one looks like "Pink Perfection" but it's hot pink and I'm not sure if those are only the pale pink ones? Anyone know?




(above and below) I think these are "Clarrisas". They are fluffy and baby pink.






This one looks like a "Lady Vansittart"...originated in Belgium

(below, made this picture in January) Think these may be "Reverend John Bennetts"



I love these snowy white ones! These pictures were made in the city here
...and these were out on a plantation in the country






And this one was in an ancient old churchyard cemetery.


I love it each year when camellia season arrives and I eagerly look forward to the first fluffy blooms. I adore the white ones and the bright red ones best.
Sorry to see them go, but when they do...spring blossoms will take their place. 
And we will welcome a whole new batch of fresh bright new camellias next winter!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms, love the different colors.

    FlowerLady

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  2. Hello, beautiful blooms. The camellias are just lovely. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  3. Hi Debbi, how pretty. The blooms are so perfect! I would miss them too! :) Love the photo with the iron fence scroll in it!

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  4. Even though I not longer have a camellia bush (I moved), I love looking at the pretty flowers and I do miss my bush. But, like goes on and I am relegated to just observing from afar. Thanks for the beautiful pictures.

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  5. I love these beautiful bushes too..the flowers look like roses. We have them behind our house on the golf course. I need one in my flower bed. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

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  6. they are a beautiful flower. i like the white, with the soft pink edges, it's such an eye catcher!!!!

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  7. beautiful...i saw some a couple of weeks ago when we were in raleigh...camellias remind me of my grandma...she had a lot of them, pinks, and red and when they'd fall off the bush she bring them inside and place them in a little dish of water on the kitchen table :)

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  8. They are all just gorgeous! The light pink ones are my favorite.

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  9. Camellias are so very pretty. I've never grown them here in Oklahoma. I wonder if they would grow here?

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  10. awwwww bye, bye camellias, you will be missed. with your flowers so beautiful, your pedals so perfectly shaped.......you are stunning!!!

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  11. You have Lovely pictures of beautiful camellias!!
    The camellias bushes here in Atlanta were magnificent this year as well!! Packed full of blossoms and blooms. I've decided that I need several camellia bushes now!!! They were awesome this year!!!

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  12. Oh my gosh, so gorgeous!! I am adding your blog to my blogroll so I don't miss any more posts - love how you share your gorgeous city with us!

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