28 November 2008

Flowers in November

In the quad of the place where I work, there's a bush that seems to think it's spring, not late fall. Therefore, I took pictures, just so Michelle can see them. ;)

And here's one with trees against blue sky for Ilya if he happens to wander by. ;)

9 comments:

Random Michelle K said...

Oooh!

Member of the laurel family maybe?

Nice giant flowers!

MWT said...

No idea what they are. You'd probably be better equipped to figure that out than me. ;)

Random Michelle K said...

What? You own plants! That makes you a botanist, right?!

(snicker)

Random Michelle K said...

Now I don't think it's a laurel. Leaves are very green, and the flower makes me think of the rhododendron family, which was my initial thought, except for the serrated leaves.

I need to find a good on-line botany search engine for when I'm completely stumped. :)

Because I'm too lazy to pick up my half ton books that are all the way across the room. ;)

Jeri said...

It's a camellia - they are winter bloomers.

I have one too, mine is blush pink, but blooms a little later in January.

Random Michelle K said...

Thank you Jeri!

I don't think they're hardy in my zone, which is why I've never seen 'em. :)

MWT said...

Ah, thanks Jeri. I figured someone amongst the UCF would know. ;)

Tania said...

Pretty! Thanks for sharing. I can identify boreal wildflowers, but that's about it...

kimby said...

Blue skies? I don't remember the last time I saw blue skies. Around my little corner of the world, Mother Nature appears to have lost her painters pallet, or she is going through a greyscale mode.
The flowers are pretty too, adding to the brightness of the photos.
Thanks MWT..that was just what was needed this morning!