Monday, December 19, 2011

The Grace of Camellias

The other day I was racing around trying to get a dozen things done when I opened the gate to the Laguna house and was taken aback by the beautiful white camellias blooming just inside the gate. I was stopped in my tracks by the beautiful symmetry and perfection of each petal. I did not have my camera with me so you will have to just appreciate this picture from one in my SJC garden which is a bit different. They are such beautiful shrubs that show their charm in the bleak middle of winter. It is easy to see why Coco Chanel was inspired to use the white camellia as her trademark.


Christine @ The Gardening Blog said...

Oh I so agree with you! The Camellias almost make me long for winter ...

FlowerLady said...

Oh my, what a beauty. I would love to be able to grow these.

Enjoy and thank you for sharing your lovely gardens.