well, if there's anything good about the cold snap we recently experienced at the beach it's that it prompted the camellias to bloom and blossom! Camellias are evergreen shrubs that bloom anywhere from November to March around here, and they belong to the Tea family of plants. As you can see in the photo above, my white bush hasn't flowered yet, but my pink ones have!
(I believe both my bushes are of the 'simple' semi-double classification, meaning that all stamens are central, and there are 7 or more petals)
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. ~ Leigh Hunt
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