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this camellia is blooming our yard right now

Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. A wild plant that when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always, wild!
— John Galsworthy said that

Comments (18):

  1. Harry

    Jan 9, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    my wife’s camellias are blooming as well. They were also blooming in early December when we had several inches of snow. I went out to shake the branches so the weight of the snow did no damage, and gazed at the bright pink blooms peeking through the snow. I wished I had brought my camera. I was sick, and did not have the energy to go back in and get it, along with my continuing efforts to save branches. Oh well.

  2. Nicou

    Jan 9, 2019 at 11:33 pm

    Quelle fleur et image quelle finesse et en roulade des pétales merveilleuse vue
    Belle journée

  3. Markus

    Jan 10, 2019 at 12:31 am

    This looks even more beautiful to me as we are drowning in snow here in Bavaria at the moment. It hits my soft spot…

  4. ruthiebear

    Jan 10, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Here it is cold, cloudy and windy with snow predicted for the weekend, so seeing a flower in bloom is delightful.

  5. mhelene

    Jan 10, 2019 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful composition ! Love makes us make turns and take unforeseen roads in life…

  6. Steven

    Jan 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    A gorgeous flower full of beautiful color! Its clarity reveals nice texture in the petals!

  7. Bill Phillips

    Jan 10, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    A wonderful way to brighten January. We have hellebores out and snowdrops are appearing

  8. Steve

    Jan 10, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    A beautiful wildling you have in your garden.

  9. Ginnie

    Jan 11, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Mother Nature does that on purpose, Sherri, because she loves to surprise us. It IS like love, isn’t it!

  10. Ayush

    Jan 11, 2019 at 12:50 am

    that is an apt image to go with that quote, Sherri

  11. lisl

    Jan 11, 2019 at 1:12 am

    There is an air of “wild” about your cultivated camellia, sherri

  12. Elaine K

    Jan 11, 2019 at 3:38 am

    Flowers… definitely wild at heart <3

  13. Diane

    Jan 12, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    camellias are the Audrey Hepburn of flowers

  14. Kiki

    Jan 14, 2019 at 11:27 am

    Beautiful flower and quote !

  15. Elaine Hancock

    Jan 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    It is beautiful as I sit here with snow everywhere! Gorgeous color. It gives hope that spring will eventually arrive.


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