I could not be happier about spring officially arriving in the PNW! the days are becoming longer, warmer, and everything is growing greener, blooming, and flourishing. I feel pretty lucky to have not only one, but 3 giant camellias to admire right outside my front door, making the perfect backdrop for Lonnie to snap a few photos of me during golden hour. these 2 white and red camellias are to die for.
last year, I became obsessed with camellias, fascinated with the way the entire flower fell from the tree, not just the petals. I decided to research this gorgeous flower a bit, and I was happy to discover what I did:
"The symmetrical beauty and long-lasting quality of the flower have long been appreciated by young lovers as the token for expressing devotion to each other. In the eyes of the Chinese, the petals reflect the spirit of a lady, and the holder of the petals (the calyx) represents the young man entrusted by the lady as her protector.
The calyx of the camellia falls with the petals when the flower has finished blooming. This is unlike most other flowers, where the calyx seems to hang around the tree even after the petals have dropped. This phenomena symbolizes an everlasting union between lovers. In many parts of China, the camellia is considered as the flower for young sons and daughters."
is it spring yet where you are?!
x's + o's