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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Today's Flowers: Tough Flowers

I seem to be frequently featuring camellias for Today's Flowers of late.
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The reason I continue to post the latest phase of the camellias is that I'm fascinated by how tough they are.
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In spite of beginning to bloom far too early they are surviving sleet, snow and cold temperatures. Snow can insulate flowers to an extent but after it melted and the temperatures dropped again, the camellia still has some charm left.
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25 comments:

Carletta said...

I like how they've taken on that amber color from the snow and cold.
Still lovely!

Grace Olsson said...

oh dearest...I dont have visited u so much.
I love it your shots, always..
havea nice weekend
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VALKYRIEN said...

Lovely shots of the beautiful camelia! What a lovely color!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely colors, I am happy they are surviving the cold. They are beautiful.

Carolyn Ford said...

They are fighters, no doubt! Mine are taking a beating from heavy rain these days in southern California. But, survivors they are!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I actually saw some Camellias out here in Hawaii. It was about 3500 feet of elevation. They looked like they could use a shot of cold air.

chubskulit said...

Thank you so much for giving me information about camellia, now I know hehehe.

Those are lovely!

My flower is here, have a lovely day!

guild-rez said...

Camelias are wonderful flowers in any colour and shape.
Great pictures!!

happilyretired said...

Your camellias are an inspiration and remind me of my childhood where we had MANY bushes in our front yard! I can almost smell them now.
Hugs and blessings,

Cezar and Léia said...

Just wonderful, I love your flowers posts, very inspiring!
Hugs
Léia :)

eden said...

I love camellias. They are such a wonderful sight in the garden when they are bloom.

Great shot!

Ebie said...

I have not seen this color, very unique. Glad she is surviving the cold.

They are in full bloom here, but mostly have fallen on the ground because of the heavy rains.

vincibene said...

Great shots, wonderful colors!

Tes said...

Beautiful even at their last days...such a sturdy flower! :) I have camellias too. It's a delight to have them. Good capture, Carver!

ladycat said...

Great shots! Thanks for visiting!!!

Nishant said...

Thank you so much for giving me information about camellia,

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Mar said...

Wonderful shots, Carver!

prinsesamusang said...

that a beautiful flower. i don't think i've seen something like it here.

snapperoni said...

Interesting change in colour. Nicely captured. I don't see a lot of Camellias here. This is really pretty.

Stine in Ontario said...

I'm sorry the cold has hit them, but even so they are lovely blossoms!

Nicole said...

Amazing!
I didn't know they were that tough either.
Love the last shot with the pink and brown mix.

Kathy said...

For such a fragile-appearing flower, it's amazing how resilient they are even in the toughest of times.

mommanator said...

Quite beautiful too!

Jeanne said...

Carver--only you could make a weather-damaged camelia look beautiful! Seriously.

Rose said...

The picture of flowers look awesome. Flowers bring so much joy to those who have the time enjoy them. Keep it up the good work.