Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Weekend

My friend Dorthe from     shared this with me ~

Add the last two digits of your birth year to the age you will turn on your birthday this year, 2011.
It tells you the answer will be 111.
Try this with your own details ... It really does work!
Now to leave you with one more of my camellias, they really are the prettiest of flowers. 
This one is called Nuccio's Gem and I also have Swan Lake. 
The shrub has attractive glossy green foliage and they put on a fabulous flower display in late winter and early spring.
Camellias have a good shade tolerance.

Hope that you are enjoying your weekend - why do they go so quickly?



  1. beautiful!!! bet it smells wonderful!

  2. Carolyn, The camellias are gorgeous. Absolutely beautiful!!!
    So pretty and delicate.

    I'm having a pleasant week-end....hope you are as well with the lovely weather in New Zealand.

    God bless,

  3. I have never seen a more perfect camellia!

    Hope you are having a most beautiful weekend! xoxo

  4. Hello Carolyn,

    Yep, it does come out to 111 :)

    Absolutely lovely cameo and necklace and such a beautiful camellia!!

    I agree, this weekend is flying by but I did manage to squeeze in some creative time this afternoon which always makes me happy!

    I hope you have done something that makes you happy too!!


  5. Oh I wish I could grow camellias here Carolyn. It is such a beautiful bloom...a little daintier than a rose, and that is what I love about it.
    Your pretties in this post were so lovely to see. I have been reading here tonight some of the posts that I had missed, and I see that your Spring is so pretty there.
    I also loved the post with the painting of 'The Reader' That is one of my favorites. I have a copy of it in the studio. Oh to be reading in such a lovely dress instead of my yoga pants or pjs :-) I loved the little verse by Dr. Seuss, who by the way is my favorite author!
    hugs from here...

  6. My weekend is just starting - I get Sunday and Monday off - but I know it will go quickly.
    We just had fun playing with your age/year game - love things like that!

  7. Hi Carolyn,
    I ask the same thing~ why do the go so quickly? LOL
    What an interesting number detail from your friend. I will have to try this too.

    Your Camellia in white is truly gorgeous. This bloom you share is so inspiring. I have a red bush and it also blooms like you describe. I love the leaves that stay glossy green all year long.

    Thank you for stopping by my friend. Your visits are a blessing to me always.

    Love to you and have a wonderful rest of the weekend.
    XO Celestina Marie

  8. Hi Carolyn,
    Your camellia is beautiful. Flowers truly add such a brightness to life. Have a fabulous weekend.

  9. Dearest Carolyn,

    We got the Nuccio's Gem too! And I got a Cameo brooch/pendant as well. The riddle works really; amazing 111...
    Enjoy your 'short' weekend. They come-and-go-come-and-go with barely anthing in-between them.
    Life is short.

    Love to you,


  10. Hi Carolyn! I love camellias. I had a lovely white one but the snow killed it last year! Have a great weekend:)

  11. O yes it is sunday already......we have not free on we have one day.......we are doing nothing relaxing....and do the things we will do.....have a nice from

  12. Love that cameo!


    P.S. Thanks for the bday wishes, darling!

  13. EEEEEEWWWW...numbers freak me out when they do that! I just did it and it works! BIZARRE BUT BRILLIANT!!!!

    Oh dearest, your camillias and pewter go so well together!! SO LOVELY!


  14. what a beautiful camellia! Hope you're having a lovely weekend

  15. Sunday afternoon here, soon this weekend is over. So beautiful camelia and lovely necklace.
    Happy sunday

  16. Jeez Carolyn!
    I thought that camelia was not real!!!!!Gorgeous!!!!!!Maryanne xo

  17. What a beautiful flower!
    I love camelias but they don´t grow in my garden...too hot and the wind comming from the sea is not good for them
    Happy Sunday

  18. Hi!
    Tanks for your kind comment at my blog.
    Beautiful flower!
    Hug Anna

  19. Dear Carolyn
    Soooo beautiful!
    Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.
    A wish you a happy week!
    Hugs Yvonne

  20. I saw a vintage German Teddy Bear for sale on a TV show the other day... and thought about you! It had belonged to someone's great great grandmother... imagine who will be so happy to own your bears even in the future!

  21. Good heavens, that age trick works! Very odd.
    Your camellia is perfect, Carolyn. And I agree, I wish time didn't fly by quite as quickly.
    Have a lovely week!

  22. This Camelia is so pretty - and i love that number magic. We truly live in an amazing time! Have a great start to your week Carolyne!

  23. Hi dear,
    your camellias are just amazing, love them!!!
    With roses are my fav flowers!^^

  24. oh what a beautiful camellia Carolyn!!! you are so lucky....wishing you a wonderful week!!!

  25. How I love seeing your camellias, Carolyn! And the view from your house is incredible – I would find it hard to ever leave. I think such a view brings peace no matter what is happening in life.

    Wishing you a peaceful and wonderful week. :)

    xo – g

  26. That camellia is so beautiful! I would so love to have a garden of those!

  27. What beautiful necklace, Carolyn! And the camellia is stunning too!
    Enjoy Spring,
    Monica xo

  28. Hi Carolyn,
    I tried it, it works...How fun. Hope you had a wonderful weekend my dear friend...Lovely necklace and beautiful Camellia. Sending you a great big hug. ♥Ana

  29. Camelia will be next year now, but the flowers don't last long!

  30. Looks like a paper flower! Yes, it is beautiful. <3

    I am not sure if I can choose a favorite flower of my own! There are so many which I fall immediately in love with! I am not so sure I can ever choose a single flower I love more than all the rest! I will let you know if I ever do! : ) But perhaps it is the blue rose... yes I love blue roses...


Thank you so much for visiting Draffin Bears.
It always makes me happy to read your comments
and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx