An amazing collection of Camellias decorate the grounds of the Maclay Gardens in Tallahassee Florida. I happened to visit during their peak January through March bloom season. Camellia are native to Asia and beloved worldwide for their graceful beauty. Enjoy.
Beautiful close up as well as from a distance. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Camellia blooms are accompanied by Spanish Moss. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
These prolific blooms grow on tall, dense shrubs. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Pretty in pink. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
Still very pretty though it is past it’s prime bloom time. Camellias come in a variety of colors. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg
The official website for this state park is: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Maclay-Gardens. Beware that there is an entry fee to any Florida State Park.
Walking along Lake Michigan’s shores in Chicago Lincoln Park I was graced with the springtime explosion of these bright cheery blossoms. “Hope springs eternal”; but here spring brings forth eternal hope.
Budding Cherry blossom. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg
Cluster of spring blooms on tree. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg
‘Tis a joy to capture the wonders of the continual harmony between the earth, sky and water.
Day of many white caps and rip tides. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg
The science teacher in me is taken by these images all taken on the same morning a few weeks ago. They unintendedly show motion in three forms of matter: solid, liquid and gas. The “liquid” image stops the dramatic motion of an energetic Atlantic Ocean. The “solid” image is evidence of past motion of the sand. And the “gas” image shows seagulls and clouds aided by the winds above the Atlantic Ocean near the shoreline.
Too practical and sterile for the appreciation of God’s wonders for you? Me too. So I wish you a wonder-filled day as you enjoy the images for their grace and beauty.
The eternal winds move both clouds and gulls. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg
Waves of sand, courtesy of the winds and ocean waves. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg
False Indigo in bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg
Cool violet blues, pale greens, back lit by the calm afternoon sun. Soothing tranquility sets the mood as I enter. Silence is a respite, and this Friday afternoon, after several weeks of trying to work patiently through an unrelenting minor health issue while unsuccessfully attend to work like the professional I consider myself, the scene in my garden settles the chaotic voices in my mind.
My False Indigo has risen and bloomed. The smooth oval leaves and small pale flowers manage to remind me of life’s beauty and my multitude of blessings. Life is perspectives and I choose to embrace these grace-filled moments.
Indigo bloom, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg
Indigo leaves in sunlight, copyright 2014 Pamela Breitberg
For information on the False Indigo, see my “Complimentary Accents…” post of May 30, 2012
Dew soaked grass copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg
When the air is cool and the season warm, grasses and dew are nature’s instant breakfast.
Prairie breakfast copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg