I have a feeling that American Idol is going to be pre-empted by the State of The Union Address tonight. Phooey. Maybe Dog, the Bounty Hunter will still be on A&E instead. I don't have much to say this time of year anyway. At least spring is popping in North Florida so if I don't have anything to rant or giggle about, I can always take pictures.
This huge white, saucer shaped camellia is named, "Mrs. D.W. Davis." I guess Mrs. DWD hybridized it or something. It is sitting on a 12 inch dinner plate so you can see that it is indeed a very large bloom. Camellias prefer filtered sun and acidic soil.
I usually have camellias blooming from Christmas until late March. The stamen/pistils are about 2.5 inches long on this variety. Each bloom lasts about a week.
It is 60 degrees outside and that's too cold for Floridians to sip martini's on the patio. Instead of sitting out in the beautiful late afternoon, I think I'll put on a pair of socks and cook up some fried eggplant and Italian sausage for dinner. I'm stuck in between winter and spring in seasonal limbo. bleccchhh.