Friday, October 12, 2012

The Camellia Collection in the morning....Camellia 'Winter's Star'

I love morning light. One of the (few) good things about the end of the year is that the sun is so low in the sky that morning light lasts well into the day. The Anacostia River flows, at this point, pretty much north-south. We're facing east; the river is (in front of us) down a steep slope along the eastern margin of the camellias so that the earliest sun almost shines up into the trees at the top of the slope. That would have been a few hours before these pictures.

The fall-blooming camellias have started to flower. This one, always one of the first, is 'Winter's Star'.


sharon said...

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MulchMaid said...

I like that simple blossom.
We have just removed three Camellia 'Winter's Snowman' when it became clear they wouldn't create the needed privacy screen after several years. They had an awkward growth pattern and were terribly brittle. Pretty double white blossoms, though. I feel bad, but not too bad, since we replaced them with three Camellia sasanqua 'Yuletide", a tried-and-true favorite.