Thursday, April 02, 2009

Delicate, But Strong

Flaming red camellia..... Norfolk Botanical Garden
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"A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect." ~ Adabella Radici

The Norfolk Botanical Garden has more than 1600 camellia plants. Approximately 700 of those plants are found in the Hofheimer Camellia Garden, established in 1992 as a joint project of the Norfolk Botanical Garden and the Virginia Camellia Society. The camellia garden is beautiful in winter and early spring with colors ranging from pale white through all the shades of pink, peach, orange and this flaming red species. When other areas of the botanical garden are dormant and sleeping, the camellias are throwing a magnificent party!

Thursday Challenge topic this week... "delicate".

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