Monday, July 18, 2011

Unfolding Camellia










I've been patiently watching and waiting for my white camellias to begin flowering. I planted three of these bushes next to the house a few years ago. Each year they grow a little more and delight me with an increasing number of flowers. This is the first bloom for this year and I have been taking photos over the last few days to capture it's unfolding beauty. The photos above were taken last Thursday after returning from my neighbourhood walk. I love the delicate look of the flower, particularly at this early stage.




This was taken Friday. You can see a pink tinge showing through from the inside.










The three above show the camellia on Saturday. The pink looks somehow like a blemish.







The two above are yesterday's (Sunday) photos, after a late shower of rain. I quite like the pink now, more like a feature than a blemish.




This is today's view. Still nice but nearly done. Then I spied......
..... some more papery thin splendour about to begin!




Sharing at Macro Monday The Creative Exchange,  White Wednesday,  Simple Pleasures,
 Live Every Moment: soft (chosen as a favourite) and Sneak Peek Friday.

50 comments:

Henrietta said...

Beautiful just pure white joy. I love to watch how they develop year after year. They don't grow here I believe, so don't know this but it is really lovely:)

Fotobloggen 2011 said...

Wonderful to have those in the garden. Over her it's small potplants and in sunrooms in summertime. Something special with white flowers. I'm right now enjoying a hibiscus with double red flowers in my sunroom (maybe you've seen it in my blog) and it has +20 buds right now :-)

bicocacolors said...

I loooooove them!!!

Marianne said...

Boahhh, so schööön ♥ ♥

Sivinden said...

So beautiful! I love the shape and soft white shades.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

Love the first 3 pictures - great work!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The first three photos are my favourites too Birgitta.
One of the winter joys in our garden

Nick said...

Stunning beauty in these shots sooooo fresh...very, very nice!

Nadege, said...

There are soooo beautiful. In the first couple of images the flower looks so soft and delicate.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous flower shots. Remind a little of peonies. :)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Lovely....our gardenia bush is blossoming for the 2nd time already this season. Don't you just love them? Your captures are purely perfection.

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Nisha said...

beautiful blog and snapshots too...

Beyond Zephyr said...

Gorgeous photos of this beautiful white rose! So pure and elegant!

lisa said...

To say these photographs are breathtaking is truly an understatement.
Such stunning white, and you have captured it so beautifully in each one.

Thank you so much for sharing so much beauty today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a fantastic day!

lisa.

Barb said...

All photos are gorgeous but that first one - wow! it's stunning!

Jill said...

These are jaw dropping gorgeous!

twice-nice said...

Camellias? Now?
Ah, of course: the far side :-)
You lucky thing, being able to grow them outdoors. Such lovely images.

Hope said...

what a delicate beauty you captured.. how wonderful to be able to see it bloom.. day by day.. indeed a beautiful blessing to behold.. love your music as well..

Karen said...

A splendid series of shots. The light in the first few is stunning.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful work.... gorgeous pristine white!

Judy said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful!

Evelyn S. said...

What a delight! So they bloom in cooler weather? I have to remember that your season is the opposite of mine. Wonderful series of such a beautiful flower.

Rosie said...

What a wonderful series! It's so amazing to see the development - thanks so much for sharing!

missing moments said...

Beauty sometimes takes a while ... and now look what has come! Great photos!

Fotokarusellen said...

Wonderful post and a very beautiful set of images. Great photowork.

Pat said...

A spectacular flower - well worth the wait! I really love the first shot with raindrops -so beautiful!

Ninni said...

Fantastic photos of a beautiful flower! They don´t grow in my part of Sweden but I´ve seen them in Brazil.
Thanks for sharing!

elizabeth said...

beautiful captures this week - especially love it with the dew / rain drops on it!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Simply AMAZING!!

i love them all.

have a great week ahead!
betty

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Fantastic series!
You captured its progression beautifully. Wow!

Mama Zen said...

How beautiful!

Lisa RedWillow said...

All of these flowers are so gorgeous . I love the white.

Anna said...

Oh my these are lovely!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Such a beautiful flower and photographed wonderfully.

lisaschaos said...

Oh how gorgeous!!

Nayana Donga said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!love all and specially the one with raindrops,,,

Barbara said...

I love how much you captured how it is changing from day to day.

Stampmouse said...

this is a beautiful sequence of photos

Tricia ♥Charming Barn Hunter♥ said...

Quite lovely! =)

Dayle said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous! Flowers are always welcome at the Simple Pleasures party. They are one of my all-time favorite simple pleasure.

Karen said...

Stunning photos. I love to watch my flowers bloom day by day, too.

T's Daily Treasures said...

So beautiful! Anything that grows around here is a blessing. Bougainvilleas and the tiniest of wildflowers are about the only things that can survive the heat and dust. Have a great day. Tammy

Karen said...

The camelias are beautiful! I could not help but think of the old hymn again "wash me and I shall be whiter than snow". Joining you at Dayle's today.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Lovely. Just lovely. Just looking at these gave me a feeling of peace.

sarah said...

amazing photos...they look so real I think I can smell them.

Barb said...

Hi,
Beautiful, beautiful,beautiful flowers and photos of said flowers. Camelias are special,fragile and delicate..

God Bless
ARB from Australia

Pieni Lintu said...

So pretty!!!

Susan said...

Beautiful, I love camellias!

Cindy said...

Pretty - + the photos are brilliant...I love an all white garden...and had forgotten I wanted to plant these in our new home...I have just the spot, and thanks to you am now reminded to get these beauties started!

Coming from Studio JRU...

Blessings

Tara said...

These are just gorgeous, simply, purely beautiful.

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