Although camellias came from Asia, they are a staple of the South in this country. They are among the earliest blooming shrubs in late winter, but I have rarely seen any as perfect as those in my friend’s yard in Swainsboro, Georgia this week.
The morning’s drizzle and soft light showed off this well-pruned bush to advantage, with its skirt of fallen petals neatly arrayed underneath.
A mosaic of petals. I am now a fan of camellias.
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