Friday, November 9, 2007

Pink Perfection


Sacramento has the ideal climate for camellias. Camellias are native to Southeast Asia and first came here, like many other things, during the Gold Rush. These beauties are now blooming in my neighbor's garden. Photo by Barbara

12 comments:

alice said...

Perfect tittle for a prefect flower! In Brittany (Western France) where I live, the climate is also very good for camellias and mine are two red and one white (my favorite). But I must wait for december for the first flowers...

Kate said...

Perfection in every way, esp in shape and colour.

Halcyon said...

What a beauty! Camelias rank up with my favortie flowers. I have included a link to your blog in my post today.

http://magnoliadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

christyjourdan said...

Our "big sister" city, Sacramento, has held a Camelia Day festival for years and years, and Camellia is the office city flower. There used to be a parade and a beauty pageant associated with the event, but I'm not sure if they do that anymore. But I do know that the crown and the sceptor for "Miss Camellia" was custom made by one of the jewelers at Grebitus and Son. The crown was lovely, but it was the sceptor that I found to be the most amazing - a long staff topped by a very life-like Camellia bloom made in Sterling Silver and adorned with diamonds. it was really stunning.

Wendy said...

You titled it right - Pefection. What a lovely flower.

lv2scpbk said...

Beautiful!

Thiên said...

That is very lovely Barbara! Thanks for visiting Seguin, TX.

Carletta said...

A perfect pink is right! This is gorgeous. Your neighbor must have a beautiful garden if this is any example.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Wonderful flower and lovely nuance of rose color.
Great post!
Thanks for post in TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Santilli & Denise - Today's Flowers Team.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Perfection is definitely on this beauty.

PERBS said...

Absolutely beautiful capture! I have a hard time identifying Camelias except that here they grow in the fall whereas the roses are almost over by then. I have only seen white Cmelias so this one was a real trat!

Come and see my flower.

Maria said...

An absolutely beautiful flower and very well captured!