Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hearts and Flowers...

     The Camellia House at Planting Fields Arboretum,
      a greenhouse sanctuary from the cold and bleak -
       A luxury of abundance with restraint -
       containing over two hundred camellia trees and shrubs.

       The effect is so fanciful and controlled, it reminds me of the Queen of Hearts' rose garden
 in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.  I can imagine her gardeners approaching this white variety to paint it red, like - hmmm... those scarlet ones in the background -
                                                 Petals have fallen artfully to the ground ...
                                                      Every variety a lovely surprise.

                     Exquisite. !
 Wishing you Hearts in this Valentine's week, these artsy designs making their appearance
 as stickers on plexiglass dividers
 at the International House of Pancakes -  another warm haven for a February day...

An enthusiast for Our World Tuesday and Skywatch Friday
  and ABC Wednesday


  1. The Camellias are beautiful. Lovely images! Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours!

  2. This is a beautiful place to photograph. What a wonderful day this would be spent capturing all these colorful images, especially during the gray of winter. Thanks for sharing on Skywatch Friday!

  3. Beautiful hearts and blossoms. Happy Valentine's Day:-)

  4. Wow - those camellias are stunning!

  5. Such beautiful flowers! A wonderful place!

  6. I have always loved Camellias, and that is one of the best shows I have seen , well shot.
    All the best Gordon.

  7. oh such a beautiful place! A lovely retreat in mid-winter

  8. Flowers in February - FABULOUS!

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  10. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Photo Adventures today. I love your photographs of Camellia's we just don't see them in my neck of woods. So lovely...

  11. What bliss -have not been there for about ten years.
    Went with Lori Kepler in snow once and it was lovely!

  12. Hi LIsa -- Love camellias. I hope you're OK since I see this latest post was back in February. I was just re-reading my post about the Wiki Watchee mermaids because I am going to link to it in a post I'm writing about another Florida tourist (destination) and I remember your very interesting comment about your father's painting. That was one of the most fun comments I've ever gotten on one of my humble posts!

    1. Gee, thanks, Sallie - yes I'm fine, just many pressing matters that had to be finished ! I hope to get back to posting, I miss it! And appreciate your mention about my father, too - cool.


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