Friday, February 3, 2012

Camellia

“Her delight in the smallest things was like that of a child. There were days when she ran in the garden, like a child of ten, after a butterfly or a dragon-fly. This courtesan who had cost more money in bouquets than would have kept a whole family in comfort, would sometimes sit on the grass for an hour, examining the simple flower whose name she bore.”

― Alexandre Dumas-fils, La Dame aux Camélias

This morning brings the first bloom on a potted camellia plant in my front yard. It's been in the pot for years, and I'm not one hundred percent sure of its identity, but I think it's Camellia japonica "Nuccio's Pearl."

7 comments:

Regina said...

Beautiful!
Happy Pink Sat!Enjoy your weekend.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That's a very attractive flower. Does it have a strong scent?

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

My mother had a camellia by her front door that she loved.
Thanks for bringing back a good memory (())

Pat's Pink Apron said...

It's beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday! Pat

kcinnova said...

Hard to imagine blooming camellias right now, but you have proved it possible. Thanks for sharing such a lovely view today, Aunt Snow. :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Glennis. I am so glad you joined us today.

The camellia is gorgeous. Ours are blooming now, too, and I love them.♥

shrink on the couch said...

Well worth the wait!