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)
Monday, November 26, 2012
Something happened Saturday....but the sunrise was beautiful this morning
A big wind blew, the rest of the leaves fell, and everything changed. We went from mid-fall to late-fall. Look down at the pictures from Wednesday. There's rich color and lots of it. Now the situation is bleak. There are still jewels here and there like this anemone flower. Two weeks ago this was part of a 100 foot drift and one of thousands of flowers. Now it has a few companions but not more than a dozen. It's okay....this is the order of things. Winter is coming but then spring will come. And the camellias defy winter.