Oil on Panel
There are several reasons the camellia is my favorite flower. One is their obvious beauty. With colors ranging from creamy white to vibrant pink to deep red and all shades in between contrasting with the deep dark green glossy leaves, I am completely taken them.
Another reason, is their bloom time which is amazingly in the coldest and most dismal days of the year. That's why I gave them this name. Scanning the brownish gray landscape for color, you can find these brilliant flowers popping up in yards all over the South. I think of them as nature's Valentines because of their pinks, reds, and whites and the time they bloom.
And last of all, they are the state flower of Alabama. I'd say we made a good choice.
By the way, here's my very first camellia. LOL! From my 2nd grade Alabama History notebook:
Thank you, as always, for looking!
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