Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter Flowers

We had an unseasonably warm and humid Thanksgiving Day in Vicksburg yesterday, with the high temperature for the day hovering near 80 degrees.

With rain and cooler temperatures forecast for last night and today, I decided to get a few pictures of some of the flowers blooming in our courtyard before they were battered by the rain.

Christmas Camellia
These pretty red camellias, with bright yellow
centers, bloom until around the end of December.

This colorful "Speedy Sonnet Bronze" Snapdragon should bloom throughout our Mississippi winter months.

Isn't it lovely!

Camellia Sasanqua

These Sasanquas will bloom well into winter, too.

This is a picture I took about a month ago of a blue Pansy that is growing in an urn in our courtyard.

As you can see in this next picture (taken last February after a rare Vicksburg snowfall), Pansies also withstand winter temperatures and should bloom until Spring.

I hope you have some flowers or plants that brighten your winter months. I'm looking forward to enjoying the ones I've shared today.


LinWots said...

Lovely flowers. And the last picture is so unusual. Alive flower under the snow!

Deb said...

your flowers are so pretty...we had been warm and humid the first part of the week...then the winds came...and we turned cold.....

Jenni said...

What beautiful flowers, smiling for the Lag. Lens....and then smiling at us! We, too, had a Thanksgiving that was warm, muggy, and mosqitoe-y!

And then a cold front blew in, and the last part of Thanksgiving Day felt just perfect...

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Beautiful flowers.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Beautiful shots, I really like the snow shot, the colors are just outstanding and it also gives us hope that if a small pansy can survive the hardships of cold then we as humans should be able to survive any hardship sent our way.