Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Flowers That Bloom In The ... Ah

Winter?????

After years of struggling with the growing seasons in Ottawa I am still surprised here when I see things in bloom in January.  Last Thursday on a sunny but cold (yes I know for my faithful reader living in Ottawa +8 is not cold but it has been getting down to -2 at night!) afternoon I took a stroll through the grounds of Villa Torlonia to see how the work on the Teatro and Moorish kiosk was progressing - slowly I might add.  As I passed one of the lawns that is studded with camellia bushes I wasn't expecting to see these lovely blossoms


Given their sunny and protected location, the amount of rain we've had this year and the fact that they are evergreens I really shouldn't have been surprised.

   

16 gennaio - Sant'Onorato di Arles

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3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Beautiful! Nothing's blooming here in Edmonton except icicles.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

oh they are so beautiful..nothing here..they dug up everything in construction and nothing is green or a flower blooming.sigh*

yvette said...

It seems Roma is warmer than the foot of the Luberon. What a beauty! Thank you so much for your amitié dans ce merveilleux récit des "dragées"!
Le jasmin pour la Tunisie devrait fleurir !