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 (())

Anonymous 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!