The camellia is full of blossoms, and this is about the prettiest it has ever looked. With a little luck, rain will hold off until all the buds have fully opened, but that never happens 😦
This must truly be a zen plant. I need to enjoy the flowers while they are here today, because no one really knows what the future holds.
Almost two weeks ago, a friend emailed this photo of a camellia from her yard in a pottery vase I had made. While she lives only about twenty miles from me, her garden is in a significantly warmer climate than my garden. The river-bottom land she cultivates is very fertile and sunny, in contrast to the small valley in the hills I call home.