Monday, March 10, 2014

Spring arrived yesterday.

Spring arrived yesterday
There will be a carpet of camellias 
This is the first of my four camellias to bloom

This is the second and the picture has grown out of all proportion.  Ask not why:)

A persistent butterfly - was it someone I knew?
Clearly I need more stones for my defunct fountain.

21 comments:

Pat said...

Please do click on them - especially the third.

Kim Ayres said...

Did that stone we brought you down from Scotland make it into the fountain?

Pat said...

Kim: of course. It's one of the dark grey ones with a little mark on it. I thought the stones would go further than that.

Granny Annie said...

This is so delightful to see the fun you are having with pictures. Glad I clicked on the third one:)

kenju said...

It always take more than you think it will (stones, that is.)

Your butterfly is beautiful, as are the camellias.

Marjolein said...

Looks beautiful! I hope all the flooded areas will dry soon...

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Thank you Pat. Last year I bothered Kim Ayres for the same information. Apparently Dr. Maroon has disappeared. He owes Mr. Ayres a coffee, I think, and he owes me eight years of child support - the filthy cad!

I am jealous of your spring. I am incarcerated in the frozen wasteland of the Canadas and that level of spring will not arrive for at least two more months - if then!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Look at you and your pictures!!! Brava, dear Pat! Your Camelia's look so very very pretty.....And I LOVE the Butterfly....Spring is really Springing there across the pond!

John Greenwood said...

Our Camelia is way behind yours! xx

angryparsnip said...

Your Spring is lovely.
I is spring here too but It will not be for very long as we didn't get our winter rains. I am going to try and go out and take some photos.

I have wanted to send you a rock from my yard. I wonder if it will get through customs ! I can just see their faces "why is she sending a rock ? and to her friend !"

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Granny Annie: hmmmm! Fun? Great sighs of relief when it works:)

Judy: I'll have to beg everyone to bring a stone when they visit.
When are you coming?

Marjolein: certainly here the recent sun has helped but we are more fortunate than other parts.

Aquarian: I remembered that Dr M and Kim would meet occasionally. Good luck with the child support.
Canada must be quite bracing.

Naomi: I knew you'd be pleased:)

John: it was ever thus and always will be.

Pat said...

Pasnip : it's a lovely thought but my experience is that it would be expensive - for both of us.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

".....Canada must be quite bracing......"

Not exactly the (expletive deleted) words I would use, but yes, The Canadas are not a place for we delicate flowers from the tropics. Imagine waking up to perpetually blooming Hibiscus and Plumeria EVERY day! In your own backyard!

The Road To Mandalay is far away.

Vagabonde said...

It really looks like spring! I clicked on all your pictures and they are lovely. The camellia has such a vibrant color and with the blue sky and green leaves it makes one smile with happiness.

maurcheen said...

My seven daffs are threatening to bloom!
:-)
XXX

Mage said...

Simply lovely.

About Last Weekend said...

Oh camellias! i don't know if we could grow those here, such a romantic flower. I arrived back from the snow to 70 degree temps and shoots of recovery all around - shame the freshness didn't rub off on my grumpy kids!!!!

Pat said...

Aquarians: must be hard.

Vagabonde: to make you smile with happiness is good enough for me:)

Maurcheen: there'll be no holding them soon.

Mage: now we are back to winter!

ALW: they certainly need the right spot - like magnolias - just about to burst forth.
Grumpy kids tend to bloom into delightful creatures - and then they leave home.

About Last Weekend said...

Pat, we have a magnolia tree and the architect wanted to chop it down during our re-model...can you imagine? Magnolias blooming at very weird times and sporadically these days though

rashbre said...

You seem to have a lovely and very advanced Spring in your part of the country.

Pat said...

Rashbre: yes - one of the perks of living the back of beyond:)