"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First Bloom of 2012

Can you see what we saw out our front window this morning?

Meet the first beautiful red bloom on our Camellia bush in 2012 !
Her safe arrival through the sideways blustery rain this morning
is especially worth celebrating , I think !

Do you have flowers blooming around you?


  1. Hello there I've not noticed a bloom on our camelia yet. Amazingly there was one on my Mum's at end of December. Mind you she lives further south than me.
    I really enjoyed reading your last post- so interesting. Belated birthday greetings!
    I agree with Teresa that it is wonderful that in our 60's we are doing new things - same for me. I will be 61 in April. (smile) Bye for now Anne x

    1. It seems to me though that our weather is much the same as yours, Anne, so perhaps you will have some blooms around you soon. Thanks for your B'day greeting and Happy B'day in advance to you in April. May we all continue to celebrate our days creatively...forever! (:

  2. Wow, that is pretty! I've always wondered why we don't have a Camellia here on our farm place as we have lots of other things. Maybe I need to get one! Our snowdrops are in bloom and I'm seeing buds on lots of branches.. can't wait! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. So beautiful... The flowers are beginning to bloom here too, and I just want to capture them, put them in a jar and keep them for the rest of the year. Spring is such a perfect time. I can't thank you enough for sharing all the loveliness that's around you, Gracie. It's so uplifting...

  4. No flowers here in NY...we've barely experienced winter! But the tree leaves are finally budding ;).
    Supposed to be in the 60's again this week and maybe 70! Hope we won't pay for all this mildness this summer. Love to you, Gracie! JoAnn


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