Pink Camellia & a Fragmented Thoughts Morning

The pink Camellia shrub at our community center already has a ton of flowers. My Japanese Camellia hasn't done much yet this year and it is a coral shade of pink. Last year, my Blooming Camellia had a lot of buds in February, so we are still a bit too early to see any flowers on it. You can read about the care for Camellias in my posts My Japanese Camellia Buds and Blooming Camellia.

These photos were taken on an early morning when the sprinklers have just finished spraying.

Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Thought provoking post. Gorgeous flowers! Happy Pink Saturday!
    I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!

  2. That's really beautiful. Mine is at my Spice Up Your Life blog..

  3. Some very deep thoughts to which I have no answer. The beauty of your roses stood out against the sadness of your words.

  4. I read a hear wrenching essay written by a police officer once. He and his wife were very active in their son's lives and thought they had gone over all the vital information re. the dangers of substance abuse, but somehow one of his son's experimented with the can of spray used to clean the computer (sorry can't remember the name of the product). He was rushed to the hospital comatose and never came out of it. What and how can we make our children more aware and diligent in the war against substance abuse??

  5. "How can we be more informed of our children activities without becoming so overly annoying that the children run further away from us? " - it is a very tough question Amanda that I guess there is no perfect answer nor perfect formula to raise our kids, but with our love ( which hopefully is not suffocating) and guidance, we just hope they grow to be taking the right decisions in life. I don't have kids, but I deal with students where a lot of times my heart cries to them for the decisions they make in life :(

    beautiful pictures by the way.

  6. Good Morning – found your site thru Relax and Surf Sunday.

    Now following.


  7. Happy Pink Saturday, Amanda.

    I love camellias. Our camellia with white flowers is blooming right now. We had snow yesterday, and it looked so pretty with snowflakes.

  8. @Tammy @BeatriceBanks I ask myself everyday how much is too much parenting? Thanks for the follow, I enjoyed visiting your blog too.

  9. @Donnie Sorry it sounded sad, but I don't know how to be happy when speaking of some teenagers ruining their life and a friend's life on drugs.

  10. @Judy Sheldon-Walker Exactly what I wondered. I do my best and always try to be careful, but those freak accidents or incidents takes a twisted mind to discovered. Sometimes someone over paranoid to discover, and I am neither. Thanks for sharing that story, really sad for the parents!

  11. I am your newest follower and would love a follow back!

  12. Pretty!

    Still visiting around Pink Saturday posts. Have a wonderful weekend.

  13. The pink Camellia blooms are gorgeous as are your macro photos.

    I think we need to keep communications open with our teenagers and try to be there for them. Unfortunately we can't watch over them every minute so all we can do is hope for the best.

  14. Beautiful images - camellias don't grow in our climate because it's too darn cold.


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