Wednesday, December 29, 2010

After the Deluge


I took this picture of a seating area in my north-facing side garden last week after a series of very rainy days. Rain is always welcome here, but it was nice that it cleared away for a beautiful Christmas Day. Now in the garden all of the tattered leaves have finally been washed off the trees and the annual rye grass is a brilliant green. Even though not much is blooming at Rose Arbors seeing everything look so fresh is a nice way to start the new year. And soon this little area will be filled with...



...Camellias!



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21 comments:

  1. Camellias smell so heavenly. Our rain just turned to snow - the sticky kind that's stuck all over the trees. Doesn't smell as good as camellias, though ;-)

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  2. It looks so Autumnal!! Really gorgeous! I did see on TV and read on the newspapers about the heavy rains. I hope it didn't cause too much damaged in your area and in your home!!
    While it's been a bit too cold here (unusual), I'm beginning to notice flowers blooming!! Our summer is definitely around the corner!...well, a couple of months away actually :o) but I cannot wait!!
    have lovely day!!

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  3. I love winter bursts of pink! I was looking at one of those when I was at the garden center a few weeks ago, and I'm sorely tempted.

    Rain just does make everything look so fresh, doesn't it?

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  4. What a lovely little area to sit and enjoy the camellias. Happy New Year.

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  5. And the rain continues on! Camellias are a pretty flower.

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  6. Oooh, Les merveilleux camélias, de si belles élégantes en plein hiver!!

    Bien chaleureusement votre
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  7. Thank you so much for your visit and your kind comments. Your camellias are so beautiful. We normally have a similar climate but it have been bitter cold, for us, this year. I look forward to seeing your spring and summer garden.
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  8. Pretty pink Camellias in bloom...
    and after a rain they must be so sweetly scented...we have rain too but nothing blooming in my garden.
    Thank you for this morning bright spot!

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  9. So funny to be trudging through the aftermath of a blizzard here while you are looking forward to fresh blooms! I'd rather be there on this cold New England day!

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  10. soon camellias will fill that epty space

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  11. I have some camillas starting to bloom as well...it is raining again here...my yard is so soggy! Happy New Year!!

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  12. such a lovely flower. Such a contrast compared to our snowy michigan landscape.

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  13. Camellias are so pretty and smell heavenly. Thanks for sharing... it reminds me that warm follows behind the cold weather we are having.
    Thanks for sharing, Annette

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  14. Oh but here comes the rain again. We are getting it real bad up here in the valley today~ We do have some wonderful flowers that have started to bloom. I even saw a giant sunflower that started growing wild down the road. ~Happy New Year Love Heather

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  15. That would be such a lovely place to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee/tea..

    Happy New Year!

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  16. Seems it uprooted the patio. But the flowers bloom on!

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  18. What a beautiful and tranquil spot! I'm with you. Can't wait for spring now! Happy New Year!
    Brenda

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  20. I've never lived anywhere before that could grow camellias - I can't wait to see my first ones here in the UK!! XOL

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  21. Oh, you have to come back next week for "Cottage Flora Thursdays" on my blog & share this link....so pretty!!

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