Tuesday, January 22, 2013

I Didn't like Winter Until....

The Winter Season has always typically been my least favorite time of the year, until yesterday that is....
See, I am not a big fan of frigid temperatures, having to layer clothes to go outside or witnessing nature going dormant for a few months, well until yesterday.....
Tucked next to my birdbath here, my Camellia bush continues to shower me with beautiful color when other's refuse to or simply don't because it's too cold.
So as of yesterday, after being consumed by this beauty, I have changed my mind and will learn to like Winter only until my Camellia stops blooming it's vibrant pink petals with it's shiny green leaves or until Spring arrives, whichever comes first.
How about you, are you a big fan of the cold or ready to put your flip flops on?

Grateful for~
To be able to walk outside and see this beautiful bush when there is no other color around, even in the cold!


22 comments:

Bella Michelle said...

I love the show that the camellias put on when it seems to stark otherwise! Yours is gorgeous!!!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I've never been a big fan of winter either, Laura. Summer has always been my favorite season, but now that I've entered that certain stage of life that brings hot flashes with it, I've come to appreciate the colder temps! lol Anyway, I love, love, love camellias and you are so fortunate to have them!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So beautiful! I'm over winter before it even starts. Apparently the high here today in Maryland will be 20! I'm not happy...I'm ready for summer.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Oh, Laura....I just love Camellias. They are our state flower here in Alabama, and I *heart* them. Yours are such a pretty color! Thanks for sharing them with us.

I'm ready for flip flops, but I need a pedi first.... ;P

xo,
RJ

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

No, I am not a fan of the cold at all. Pretty flowers.

Tammy Killough said...

I am so envious! I so wish that Camellias would grow here! Thanks for sharing....I can't wait till spring! ~Tammy

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a fan of the cold! i like cozy fires, playing in the snow, hot cocoa.... i love it all! but i lke 30 degrees.... the highs this week are about 20 and that's a tad too cold for my liking! :)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

So pretty and I'm jealous! I love the snow. We haven't had any here yet. Just cold. Not a fan of cold without snow. I do love layering clothes, cross-country skiing and snowmen! A comfy sweater is one of my favorite things!

Beth said...

Beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I so love camellias and yours is beautiful....so glad they make you happy!!! I do not mind the cold so much, except today, when it is going to get in the teens!!...

Pamela said...

Those are gorgeous!!

Stacey said...

I'm so jealous! Your camellias are beautiful.

twelveOeight said...

Flip flop girl here for sure, and your Camellia is so beautiful!

xo-Tanya

Margaret Mcelroy said...

Beautiful, I have a white Camellia. I need to
check on it. Very cold here, may need to cover it.
Margaret

Tiffany said...

I'm probably in the minority but I love winter. I think because my summers are so hot, I enjoy the other extreme. I need to plant some camelias though. They really are gorgeous.

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NanaDiana said...

Beautiful flowers and I am so jealous I am about to pack my bags and run away from home. Do you know that we got all the way up to ZERO degrees today? ugh xo Diana

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

I actually like the cold for a while -- I'll be over it by mid-February, though. Just give me some time to wear my chunky sweaters and riding boots... and we gotta kill off all those bugs anyway, right?
xo Heidi
PS-- camellia is GORGEOUS! Enjoy!

Susan Jackson said...

I also love camellia bushes. I planted a red one in memory of my sister and it is so pretty. Throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Such beautiful flowers. I never have any luck with camellias but this makes me want to try one again. I enjoy winter.. It's nice to have a change. I love being able to use the fireplace.

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

Beautiful. Love the color. I don't hate Winter, I hate cold. If I could do flip flops in "Winter" I would love it :) lol

Eclectically Vintage said...

Fall is my favorite - but I'd brave the frigid temps for those pink beauties! 10 degrees here today!
Kelly

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