The camellias often drop their buds but this year the blooming has been spectacular. We are in a marginal zone for them but occasionally we get lucky.
One of the old fogeys with a stogie looks up at Lenten Roses.
This camellia has never bloomed before and gave us quite a surprise.
This bloom is on the lower part of the plant.
And this bloom is from the same plant. About half the blossoms are pink and the others almost white.
Another old fogey, this one without a stogie.
We do have a lot of the old fogeys underneath the plants.
No southern yard is complete without at least one garden gnome.
At least this one brought his wheelbarrow and works. BTW: Did you know that these gnomes all have names and descriptions and many people collect them? This one came with a family history!
St. Francis watches over all. The vines that surround him will soon open to beautiful yellow blossoms.
I'll be taking a blogging break for a week or so. We are finally able to get a DSL line so we will change from our wireless (inconsistent) provider to the DSL provider. Definitely a change for the better because our location gives us a marginal wireless reception. But still a pain as we make all the changes in email addresses, etc. Have a wonderful week and a weekend filled with basketball as the teams head for the "Sweet Sixteen."