Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Winter Color


A friend sat nearby at church last Sunday with a beautiful pale pink camellia pinned to her jacket.  We're so lucky to have this breath of spring blooming in the winter months here in Birmingham!  This one is from the Birmingham Botanical Gardens where there is an entire area of gorgeous bushes and even more growing inside the Conservatory.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

l'espoir de l’arrivée du printemps

Rachel said...

That camellia is gorgeous and your photo looks so real like I could reach through the monitor and pick it! - I am sorry to report that the conservatory is closed for repairs.

Bibi said...

Ah, I can smell it over here, even through all our snow.

Kate said...

The stamen is so clear and brightly colored, and the petals are beautifully formed and soft. I want to touch it. Great photo.

Daryl Edelstein said...

makes me want to schlep out to Brooklyn or up to the Bronx to the Botanical Gardens .. I need a shot of spring

Luis Gomez said...

This is very nice Virginia. Lovely!

TheChieftess said...

Camelias are one of my favorite flowers...My mom had two camellia trees on either side of the front door of our house where I grew up...they were all white...gorgeous blossoms, every year...then we had a smattering of other camellias in the yard, dark and light pinks...loved them!!!
I knew TheChief was a good match when I went to our house in Glendale for the first time when we were dating and saw several camellia bushes in the front yard!!!

Jane Hards said...

All we have is blooming rain! Elegantly captured. Kudos and props are what my young fanclub here tell me I should be saying to you, re the Parisian blog. I prefer félicitations mon bon ami.

Rather be Flying said...
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Tash said...

Magical reality.

Bob Crowe said...

Ah so, one of those camerias I was talking about the other day. The Japanese actually do say ah, so and it means the same thing to them as us. And that's all my overloaded brain has to say tonight.