Winter flora are the final vestige of winter. Camellias have always been my favorite flower. I married in the heat of summer, so my bouquet was made of silk camellias.
But the pear blossoms and daffodils will have their day. Move over, they say. They’re not my favorite flowers. Nor is spring my favorite season.
Spring is the out-of-doors season, and I prefer the cocoon of winter. But even this introvert can’t resist the allure of the bird songs and the smell of the blossoms forever.
I’ll greet the new season, even if reluctantly at first – just like the camellias.
Lovely Camellia blooms – we have them here, too. Spring is a busy season – wet and frantic – with nature rushing around to get things done and summer is hot and dry and I spend all my time watering. I am an autumn girl, born in the fall and always have loved it; the colors, the coolness, the extraordinary light. I suspect your winters are very much like our autumns. I understand……xo Karen
Yes, Karen – winters are mild (too mild, I think), and we were “lucky” to have snow once this year. I love autumn, too – my second favorite season. ❤
Mariette's Back to Basics said:
Oh, spring is definitely my favorite season. So many blossoms and fragrance and young green… Perfect temperatures too, compared to the scorching heat of summer. And winter is my least favorite season!
So glad that on Wednesday the spring weather will be back in our area. We had heavy rain today and the coming two days also. Than the tiles can be put on our concrete around the bay window area and the front of the house. Finally finishing the project and putting our planters on.
Hugs to you and enjoy the outdoors!
I can’t wait to see pictures of the new look of your bay window. Your house looks so beautiful (always did, though). ❤
Your camellias are lovely. I’ve just discovered one bloom on our camellia bush – a first, since it’s our first spring here in this house. It’s very pretty.
Stacy, you would probably enjoy living in Scotland because I think our summer is the same climate as your winter, most of the time!
That sounds like a perfect summer, Christine. Here – 100 degrees with 100 percent humidity for months! Ah! But I’m not going to complain – I was overseas for years, and now I am just happy to be home. ❤
It’s so funny, isn’t it, how we all see the seasons differently. I’m done with extreme cold, but I don’t enjoy extreme heat either, and spring and autumn are often just a few days (or it seems that way to me; I likely exaggerate). I spent too long living on the coast, I think.
That said, there are things about winter I like a lot, like time to make things, read and think. I like studying in winter, too, but didn’t do much of that this year. Too much to do, too little time.
I’m an introvert, too, and have been enjoying the blog 61 Musings. You may find the video in this post enlightening (it’s not about introversion; it’s about beauty). http://61musings.com/2014/03/15/stuff-from-my-introverted-world-bye-bye-barbie/
Chris’ ‘myth-busting’ series is very good, too: http://61musings.com/2014/02/16/introverts-dont-like-to-talk/comment-page-1/#comment-2144
You might consider buying a second place, maybe in New Zealand, and moving twice a year . . . I’ve thought about it myself (but not seriously, of course).
Though a second place sounds good – I don’t think I have the time for that. Maybe two weeks in the Rocky Mountains every year. That’s what we used to do, and I miss it, but it’s just not the time for travel. ❤
El Guapo said:
You and I have very different views on winter, but I’m glad you enjoy yours!
I’m ready for spring, Guap….it’s summer that I cannot tolerate here. Way too hot! ❤
Tammy/Our Neck of the Woods said:
The camellias are gorgeous! I’ve been seeing signs of spring here lately and it makes me so happy. I’m sorry, but I am so over winter! Sounds like you prefer winter over spring, but I am ready for spring myself!
PS – Thanks for visiting my blog! So happy you stopped by 🙂
Yes, I prefer winter, but I am still looking forward to spring.<3