One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
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'.