Pocket of joy: Camellia blooms after the flash flood

Recent heavy rains brought flash flooding to my father’s mountain property. One foot bridge was completely washed away, and the other, larger bridge was destroyed. A wooden walkway was moved by the rising water. The air conditioning compressor is ruined. Water is under the house, and now the inside of the house smells musty and…

Phoneography: Camellias Before the Frost

Yesterday was cold here in my corner of North Georgia.  Even though it is Spring, last night we experienced temperatures below freezing: 25 degrees Fahrenheit (almost -4 Celsius).  These camellias I photographed yesterday most likely made it fine through last night’s freeze, as the flower also is known as the rose of winter. (3 images)