Monday, January 23, 2012

Yesterday's blooming garden

Camellias- pink and white.


The witch hazel made me hoot with joy - I thought we'd lost it . I have some in the house and it has a divine scent.

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Kim Ayres said...

Wow, you really have got Spring underway! This time 2 years ago, I was walking on top of the local lochs which had 6 inches of ice on top

Pat said...

Kim: even we had snow last year. I can't help feeling it could still go horribly wrong.

Ponita in Real Life said...

I find it amazing that your Spring starts in January. This is when our bitterest weather strikes... January and February are usually the coldest months of the year. The blossoms are lovely to see!

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Isn't witch hazel poisonous? Am I mistaken about that? If it is, what's it doing in the house? Eh?


dear pat - how wonderful it has been to sit and play catch up at your place this morning! i've so missed my visits - seems such a long time that life in the non-virtual world has taken me aside, distracted me, and kept me out of touch - but all as it should be really, as you know - in any event, so glad to see your renovations nicely underway - such a lovely big home - and now, these magnificent blooms! and so early - well, early for here, anyway! lucky you - as someone else noted, far too early here for such, although i did find a row of bulbs coming up out back a few weeks ago - sprouting themselves up toward the warm sun that lit the days then - but i, too, fear, that february and march will bring back the frigid fury of winter on the coast - as it has so many times since i've been here - one of my first springs here found a foot of snow and ice on the ground on march 15 - your camellias are beautiful and so healthy as is your viburnum, both of which i usually have somewhere - however i have not had witch hazel before but those blooms are beautiful, aren't they! well, off to grab a banana breakfast or something - and again, wonderful to get to visit again - oh, and thanks so very much for all your kind and caring thoughts and words during these difficult times of late! thank you! have a glorious day there!

john.g. said...

You're way ahead of us. Our Viburnum is out, but that flowers in winter anyway!

R. Sherman said...

Just so I can be jealous, what sort of temps are you having?


angryparsnip said...

So very envious... love Camellias and had them in all my California homes... I can't have them here.
Beautiful !
I remember your winter last year and I am shocked your having Spring already.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Ponita: this isn't the norm and anything can happen in Jan,Feb and March. Our weather is rarely constant.

UB: lots of plants are. We just like living dangerously;)

Gypsywoman: I'm glad you are getting back on track and delighted to have you visit.

John: I thought it did but took a photo anyway.

Randall: 8 degrees C dropping to 2 degrees C tonight.
MTL and I have just watched the film of the young man climbing in Utah and got his arm trapped by a rock. How he found the strength to do what he did is beyond my comprehension.

Mage said...

Just wonderful flowers. Today we are so grey and rainy with not a flower to be seen. These are magic.

As are the attic rooms. Oh, I long to see the bath. What fun.

Mike and Ann said...

Quite agree with you Pat that anything could still happen (weatherwise), but whatever it chucks at us now, in late January, it can't be a long winter.

Pat said...

Mage: you may be grey and rainy today but your blog is one of the most colouful I know.
When they are finished decorating I'll lift the lid and try to shoot the bath in all it's horror.

Mike and Ann: that is a thought to hang on to.