Saturday, March 11, 2006

Spring, Sprang, Sprung

My camelia bushes are currently glorious, which makes me feel better about the fast approaching hell that is summer around here. (it could be that we move to a somewhat cooler climate, soon, but deals are still underway)

So here are some pictures of my new favorite flowers. These are camelias, right?

First, a white one:
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And a pink one:
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The pink bush:
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Now wait a minute. What's that?
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There. In the bush. I can almost see it....
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Oh! It's my Bay Window Bear! I could hardly see him, what with his green and fuschia shirt. Yes, I knit a bear for a nice little charity that gives handknit bears to orphans in Jamaica. The free pattern(link to pdf) made for a cute little bear, but the original is supposed to be wearing a sweater and a scarf. In Jamaica?!? I don't think so. So my little guy is keeping cool in a short sleeved t-shirt.
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Now he just needs a shoebox and some postage. Wouldn't it be great if we could travel to Jamaica like that?


Ma said...

Hi Sweetie,

Well, even after talking to you for an hour on the phone after reading this entry, I will still leave you a comment just because this is so lovely. Do you remember that photo of the pink camellias that I had posted on the refrigerator on Renwood for YEARS? Just looking at that glorious color and the intricate beauty and abundance of bloom made me happy. And now your posting makes me happy, too. Especially looking at the matching bear, whom I can imagine traveling in his shoebox and being hugged by a waiting child. Those rows and rows of unselfish love given freely to someone you'll never meet or even know about make me the happiest of all.


Dianna said...

The leaves on the bushes look very similar to rhododendrons.... but the blooms are fuller. Where on earth did you get the bear bush? I've never seen one in plant catalogs....LOL

Erica said...

The bear is adorable -- and the bushes, whatever they are, belong in a magazine, so glossy and bright!

Rose said...

I love your blog, I love that bear, I love that bush, heck I love all of you. Keep blogging sarah, I love reading what you write, your a hoot..