Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A joy on a winters day

Time to show off my camellias  ~
These are such a joy in the winter garden and every year I can't wait until they make a grand appearance.


To wear rose coloured glasses and see the world for all its beauty, little treasures and everyday pleasures. In winter we need to refuse to let the cold dampen our spirit and instead see cloudy days as a grey canvas, in which to make colour  in our life... today I have painted white on my canvas.

Be the planter of Camellias ~ the perfect symbol of pureness,   passion and perfection.

 Whether you are basking in glorious summer days, or like us in the Southern Hemisphere, going through winter, ~ enjoy.

Here's to another great week, wishing you a fabulous one!
Hugs
Carolyn


38 comments:

  1. Dear Carolyn,
    I have always wanted to grow camellias, but the heat here would not be good for them.. Today is was 110 in the shade.. Even my roses are asking for a little cool air. Yours are just exquisite!!!
    Wishing you a beautiful week.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  2. Thank you for coming over for a visit and your kind thoughts, dear Carolyn..
    I had left you a comment a while ago but it must be flying around blogland.
    Your camellias are just beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  3. Oh Carolyn

    I love your camellia - what sheer joy to find such exquisite flowers to cut and bring inside.

    Just imagine - without winter we would have no camellias.....
    I love the change in seasons for the varied flowers they bring - oh wondrous nature!

    So cold today - keep warm dear Carolyn!
    xox
    Shane

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  4. Your camellia is so pretty Carolyn and I agree that, regardless of season, we should take note of the little pleasures in life. There is something peaceful about winter.. nature as it sleeps preparing for spring.

    xx
    leslie

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  5. Beautiful camelia and lovely post, Carolyn!

    Xoxo

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  6. Dearest Carolyn,

    Yours are so pristine white, they obviously had no damage from rains. Enjoy those perfectly pure white beauties.
    Wishing you a lovely winter week.
    Hugs to you,
    Mariette

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  7. I agree. I have 7 flowering in my garden at the moment. They look so cheery when you look out the window. They are wonderful to bring inside and I love them.Keep seeing the beauty in little things I say.
    Hugs

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  8. Carolyn, That is a gorgeous flower! So very delicate.

    I always delight hearing from you. Thank you for being so kind and sharing comments.

    Having a great week!
    d

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  9. So nice....beautiful !!...so pure so white !!...lovely winter week darling...here it is raining a lot...summer yeah !!...love Ria...xxx.

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  10. The camelia is beautiful, lovely photos.
    Wish you a happy week
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  11. i'm in love with this!

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  12. HERE HERE CAROLYN! I love these beautiful flowers and YOUR ATTITUDE! Winter's grip does not have to bite; we can create on any canvas when we put all our effort into it! Your summer is coming! Ours is waning, but in beautiful style. The days are cooler but nonetheless BRIGHT and beautiful.

    Thank you dear friend for coming to visit. Anita

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  13. Camellias are such a lovely flower, Carolyn. Perfection. We had them in Michigan, but Florida? No way.

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  14. Lovely post, lovely camellia Carolyn. You have such a talent for making everything so beautiful. xo.

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  15. Hi Carolyn!

    I love Camellias and yours are amazing!!!
    here is too hot now for them, but i'd like so much to have some of these beauties in my room!
    xxx

    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  16. I have left my camelias in my old garden... they were a present from my hubby, and I reluctantly had to let them go. But who knows? Maybe other wonderful camelias are waiting for me in a glorious new garden!
    Big hugs!

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  17. Hi dear Carolyn-
    Love your beautiful post, on this -not winter day- but never the less ,cold and stormy day in Denmark-
    the Camelia shows such beauty and pride, and they are truly perfect.
    Hope you enjoy this first week of august- and sends you hugs.
    Dorthe

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  18. Your white camellia is so beautiful, It also shows that spring will soon be heading your way. I'll look forward to seeing summer through your photos when we are in the depths of winter.
    Sarah x

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  19. How lovely to have a winter-blooming flower such as the lovely camellia. Wishing you a wonderful week. Tammy

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  20. Dear Carolyn,
    your Camelias ar beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful flower with us!
    Have a wonderful week, my dear friend and take care!
    Love and hugs,
    Claudia

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  21. Aren't they just the most perfect flower :D

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  22. Beautiful flowers, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  23. Its neither winter nor summer in my part of the world, its monsoon!! What a fantastic post, that shot with the little Eiffel Tower is just so beautiful.
    Have a wonderful week ahead Carolyn :)

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  24. Love and hugs to you my sweet friend.
    Love to you and yours.
    Blessings

    Jeanne

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  25. Carolyn,
    Your white camelia is so beautiful.I also love them .Did you know that there is a yellow camelia out.I bought one ,but it did not take.I went to buy another and they were gone.I have not seen one since.I'm still looking.Have you seen any?
    Hugs Sweetie,
    Marie Antionette

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  26. Your camellias are just perfect Carolyn. Love how white they are. Oh and you have one very talented daughter. The gown she made is so pretty. Love it.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ❤Ana

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  27. i love your camelias---i don't have any but my sister has the most beautiful camelias bushes--here ours bloom in early spring and are gone very quickly :)

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  28. Hello my dearest Carolyn,

    your camellias are so pretty - I'm sure they make winter enjoyable. Oh and I have also seen the photos of your pretty daughter - you must be so proud of this wonderful young lady!

    Sending camelia-white hugs to you!
    Traude

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  29. Carolyn,
    The picture of the Camellia is beautiful. This flower is so magical and breathtaking. I always love looking at and smelling flowers. I can smell it from here.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  30. Hello Carolyn..
    I have so enjoyed catching p on all of your latest posts! Your Camelia is simply beautiful...such a joy to have beauty like this in the winter.

    Victoria's dress was stunning! A talent like her mother!!

    Enjoy your weekend...
    I'll update soon.
    Hugs and love, Nancy xo

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  31. Hi Carolyn,

    What a perfect flower and love your sentiments. I don't mind grey days in winter...there is something cozy about it. Thanks so much for stopping by. I do agree that all of the milestones are so much fun!

    xoxo
    Heidi

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  32. what beautiful camellias! We're finally getting some summer weather here, after a ridiculously cold and wet few months...

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  33. Camelia is one my beloved flowers, pure,perfect and magical !

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  34. Wow..that's the most beautiful rose I've ever seen!

    love, Kristin

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  35. I love camellias!Yours are very beautiful too! Happy weekend!

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  36. Wow, Carolyn! Your camelias are gorgeous! So delicate and lovely!
    Kind of wishing a little winter would set in here in central Florida!!!

    Blessings to you!
    Becky

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  37. Oh my...love these flowers...I always forget you are in winter but your trees will be in bloom soon to welcome your spring in. xoxox

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  38. I'm in infatuated with the white rose - it's so beautiful xoxo
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