Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Carpet of Red Petals

A neighbor's Camellia Tree after a storm this week.  I love the blood red carpeting of petals under the tree... I'm busy reading "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand for the first time, so laters, baby.  The sun finally appeared today for the first time in a week.  It's deliciously warm.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day tomorrow, filled with love & poetry.
"There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it." ~Minnie Aumonier
"We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love." ~Robert Fulghum, True Love



Kelly said...

What a nice Camellia tree!! We've had one for 25 years (was a gift from my MIL when one of our kids was born), but it's a bush rather than a tree.

I've had The Fountainhead on my shelf (unread) for over 30 years!!! I just got around to reading Atlas Shrugged last year! I'll get to it eventually. :)

Marion said...

Kelly, I want to congratulate you on your beautiful new granddaughter. I tried to post at your blog yesterday, but had problems. She is just gorgeous!!

I've had "The Fountainhead" for ages and I read a book recently where the main character kept calling her friend 'Howard Roark' in an insulting way. So it made me interested in finding "The Fountainhead" and seeing just what Mr. Roark got up to in that story. LOL! Life is one big circle of books, no? xo

Serena said...

Is that gorgeous or what? I didn't even know camellias got that big. Makes me wish I had a place to plant one -- a bright red one.

Enjoy the book, and happy Valentine's Day!

Snowbrush said...

Those flowers sure are beautiful. I don't think I've seen a camellia that big (at least not here in Oregon). Surely, I have, but what strikes me about it, other than it's size, is that its foliage is rather thin-looking.

I decided to look them up, and found that they grow to 65 feet, are the state symbol of Alabama, and come from Eastern and Southern Asia.

Marion said...

The camellia outside the fence was loaded with blossoms. I was sooo looking forward to seeing them bloom, but the deer enjoyed them first. There are only a few left and I'll cherish them all the more!

That's a great shot of the tree...lots of stories to build around this photo!