Sunday, December 30, 2012

Whew! Me writing all these posts!

Got some papers out yesterday and was considering what kind of page to put together. Two pieces of emerald cardstock but my favorites and manufacturers production have been more yellow greens and teals in cardstock and patterned papers. Still, I have found a couple to use. Maybe I'll do a page with this photo.
Today was much of a family day with Chris, Laurel and Joe joining us for brunch at Denny's and then we had  a bit of Christmas with a visit and exchanging gifts at our house.
So, just a brief post today.
Did you know that Sacramento is known as The Camellia City? Right now as I'm typing I can look out the sliding glass door to my right and see one of our plants in bloom.One of the compensations for our cold weather. Yes, I know, what we call cold would be heaven in a lot of places. I do know because I used to live in Selkirk, Manitoba and that has to be one of the harshest winters. Just look at a map - all water as you look north. Not even a tree to break that wind blowing down off the North Pole. Brrrr!!!
Stiil, I feel the cold even here.
The loveliness of camellias at least warms the heart. Regrettably, Sacramento gave up its Camellia Festival many years ago, it was just too expensive to host. Kinda like the situation with our Kings basketball team, LOL!
Still, we grow simply gorgeous camellia flowers here which bloom from October into April. Most of the ones in our garden bloom late December through February.
The prize for the Seventh Day of Xmas, also known as New Year's Eve, is a $10 gift certificate to You know the drill - leave a comment with this post to be entered in the drawing!


Susan said...

I finally dug back in to my scrap stuff yesterday and made a few cards. if today hadn't zoomed by I might have actually gotten a layout done. who knows.....maybe tonight?!?! and yes it is cold.....anywhere you are walking your dog and it is 32F is cold. have a safe NYE if I don't "chat" with you before then!

Donna said...

I am not sure I have ever seen a real, live Camelia... Hope you have a great New Year!

Sandy said...

Your flower is beautiful and I am assuming it is a Camelia. I agree with you about it being cold. Anytime temps drop more than 30 or 40 degrees from what you are used to, it is cold, even here in Tucson Arizona. Now I'm curious about Selkirk and am going to look it up. Happy New Years Karen, to you and your family. It sounds like your holidays are filled with love.

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful flower Karen. Those must me so pretty to see every year. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Your New Year is filled with Happiness and plenty of craft time.

Tona said...

I love camelias. You took a great photo too. Looking forward to seeing your layout.

Kelly Sas said...

Wow to have such a beautiful flower like that in bloom this time of year! Thanks for the post on Fiskateers. Merry Christmas and blessings to you in 2013.


Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Happy New Year, Karen! Love your Camelia...nothing growing in Dewey, AZ this time of year! We had snow yesterday and our low tonight is going to be 17F.! Brrr!

Ladydoc said...

Kelly, you won. Happy New Year!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

I love it when my camelias bloom. It is such a bright spot during the gray days of winter. Thank you for sharing yours.