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