Just Flowers

Our winters are warm here. They just are.  The temps usually only get below freezing 2 or 3 times each year.

Which I’m really fine with.  Our weather lately has been more like early Spring or late Fall.  65 to 70 degrees?  Yeah.

And as a bonus we have these beautiful camellia bushes all around the house.  I think we have six or so bushes that I pick from (although some belong to our neighbors but they don’t care if snip from theirs too…) and then I place them in vases around the house.

They keep the winters bright and pretty.

Can’t beat that with a stick!
(that’s southern talk for “awesome”)


  1. Stunning. Totally and completely stunning.

  2. Beautiful. And I’m totally jealous. When I woke up this morning it was -1. The high for tomorrow is 3. I would take your weather any day. Expect maybe in the summer.

  3. Beautiful photos! I’m so jealous of your warm temperatures. It’s cold up here!!

  4. SO pretty. I’ll be right over. πŸ˜‰

  5. Ooh, so purrty!!!!!

  6. I’m not going to lie – I’m jealous. That spring weather sounds fabulous right about now. I’d take it over the -30 temperatures we have over here (or as I like to call it, “death weather”).

  7. I’m moving. That is all!

  8. That’s why we love GA…spring-like-winter-days. :)

    Gorgeous blooms, Elaine!

  9. Beautiful! I wish ours would bloom already! We have tons of buds but no flowers. Your are gorgeous πŸ˜‰

  10. We are having mild temperatures here in Scotland too but with that comes lots of rain and wind – yukk. I love your phrase for awesome :)))
    Thanks for you lovely comment on my blog – I’m glad you liked my pictures.

  11. Very refreshing to see REAL fowers with REAL color this time of year for me. Thank you for sharing your garden with us northern folk :)


  12. I just wish it would stay like that and those one to two day cold snaps would quit coming through.

  13. OMG- Elaine- That gardenia!!!! My all time favorite flower- gorgeous!!!!!!!!

  14. It is going to be a while before I see flowers outside my door! But I enjoyed seeing yours!

  15. These are gorgeous!! I only have one camellia. I really should plant some more. And I never think about bringing some inside. I need to go check by bush to see if I have any left for cutting!

  16. I would love to have these blooms in my garden this time of year! Jealous!

  17. Wow! Ours did an early bloom, but then it got cold again…not a lot of flowers here.

  18. Okay, now you’re just bragging. πŸ˜‰

    We are expecting 1-3 inches of snow today and the windchill is -15. Awesome.

  19. wow these photo’s are fantastic!! I love pics of flowers!