Monday, December 31, 2007

Nature's own fireworks. Happy New Year!


Cold weather is predicted for mid-week but in the meantime the Camellia is putting on quite a show. Happy New Year to all! I hope to see many interesting plants and gardens in the new year.




10 Comments:

Blogger Connie said...

Beautiful!
Happy New Year... and good gardening in 2008!

2:54 PM  
Blogger Entangled said...

Happy New Year! I suppose we can't dodge the cold weather forever, but your camellias look very cheerful!

5:22 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Connie,
I hope to see interesting plants and articles in your blog for the coming year. Happy New Year!

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Hi Entangled,
Happy New Year to you too! It's been relatively warm this year though not quite as unusual as last December. The Camellias are the only thing blooming now and are a delight even if they do suffer from the cold. I hope I see more wildflowers on your blog in the upcoming year.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

Now that is the kind of fireworks I like and my cats too. They hated the fireworks we got on New Year's Eve; what a racket!!!

A very happy and healthy New Year to you and yours Ki and loads of garden and blogging fun in 2008!

4:51 AM  
Blogger Carolyn gail said...

That's a pretty Southern Belle you've got there. I just love Camellias!

Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.

8:31 AM  
Blogger kate smudges said...

I wish you the happiest of years Ki and good gardening. Spring is coming - in the meantime, I will come here and enjoy your Camellias. Those are such beautifully-coloured blooms.

10:07 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Yoland Elizabet,
Thank you for the New Year's wishes. Our dog hates firecrackers though our cat doesn't seem to mind them but then he's a little tetched in the head ;) I'm all for visual fireworks but I don't care for the noisy ones too. Best wishes for the New Year!

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Carolyn Gail,
This is the only thing blooming in the yard now so it it's a blessing but it suffers so in the cold ... I have second thoughts about ever having planted it in the garden. I wish you all the best in the New Year and hope to see many more interesting articles on your blog.
Thank you for the New Year wishes.

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Kate,
Thank you for the New Year's greeting. It is nice to step out into the bleak garden and see something valiantly trying to bloom. Seeing the flower in person uplifts my spirits but seeing it in the photos are also quite nice because I cannot see that much detail with my own myopic vision. Thanks for stopping by.

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5:09 AM  
Anonymous Annie in Austin said...

Happy New Year, Ki! Your delicate looking but cold-tough camellia is beautiful. If my buds survive our current freeze there might be an open 'St Pius X' here eventually.

After a few weeks away I'm trying to catch up with all the posts in the expanding world of garden blogs... looks like no one took any time off for the holidays!

I've been trying to see your page for a few days but got only a black screen with a list of posts that wouldn't display.

A couple of minutes ago I had a light-bulb moment and tried Firefox instead of Explorer - ta-da~ MucknMire with all your lovely photos appeared.

May 2008 be a good year for you and yours,

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

[well, got the comment written, but now Firefox won't let me sign in to Blogger....duh.]

7:14 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Gorgeous camellia blooms! Happy New Year to you too.

3:30 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Annie,
Best wishes for the New Year! Glad to have you back!

Both the Camellia Sasanqua and the C. Japonica are full of buds, waiting for any bit of warmth. I just hope they survive the 15 degree temps this morning so they can open next week when the weather is forecasted to be in the balmy 60's.

I viewed my blog with IE and saw the page with links only and sans photos. I must have broken a html element when I was messing around with a new template and decided to stick with the old one. I read on a help site that Firefox can fix minor broken html elements and display the page correctly while Explorer doesn't have that capability. Now comes the hard work of trying to track down the broken element/s. Again Microsoft seems to be behind the curve in producing user friendly apps.

Strange that you aren't able to log on to your Blogger account using Firefox.

Thanks for the comment and New Year wishes.

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Gina,
It is nice to see something blooming in our otherwise drab garden. The witchhazels are full of buds this year so perhaps with the unseasonable weather forecasted for next week they'll start blooming. All the best for the New Year and hope to see more gorgeous photos in the coming year on your blog.

4:03 AM  

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