Photographs of tiny birds, tiny pink streaks of clouds, and one beautiful Camellia

I was so excited when a few days ago a bud developed on a Camellia that I had waited 14 years to bloom.

This morning I planned to go and check on the progress but I got sidetracked on the prairie watching the tiny birds fly in and out of trees! There was a tiny yellow bird that flew back and forth, a small black bird that flew back and forth, and the cranes that relocated many times while I was there.

I pulled into my driveway and the clouds were the most beautiful pink! I took a picture of the pink through our Live Oak in our front yard.

Went in the house and realized it was dark! And I had missed my flower blooming! So I did what anyone who has waited 14 years for a flower to bloom…walked out in the dark with my daughter’s flash camera and took a picture. It is the thickest Camellia I have ever felt. The petals were so thick and triple any flower petal number I have ever seen. I couldn’t wait to post my pictures.

Today was a hard day. I had many flashbacks all morning. I could not clear my head, let go of the memories, cope with the memories, cope with my illness or my daughter’s illness. It wasn’t until I saw the pink in the sky and my flower that I finally felt settled.

Flowers and woodpeckers

We have a pair of red headed woodpeckers that have been in our yard for years now. I love to listen to them laugh. It truly sounds like they are laughing. They are very shy and it is hard to take their picture but I did today!! Although blurry! But still happy to have a quick photo.

Some truly beautiful flowers blooming today and my daughter taught me how to put a trim around them! Thought I would try it out and see how they looked not all connected here. I hope you enjoy the beauty in today that I found.

The red fluffy looking layers and layers of petals flower is a red camellia that I look forward to ever year. It is just striking. When you feel it it feels like a ruffled dress. I took a picture of the peach leaves because I rarely ever see anything peach out in nature. It really caught my eye. The little white flowers are on my tea olive tree that I planted outside of each window. Which is really fantastic if you like the smell. This year, the smell is quite over powering though. The purple flowers are having their last bloom before the cold hits this week. They have no smell and are so thin that if I touch them they feel like silk that is soooo thin. The white azalea with one pink stripe! That is not supposed to be blooming in December but there she is in all her glory looking as stunning as ever!

The flowers were very calming to me today. It has been a difficult few days with adjusting to meds and anxiety. Every moment I am not feeling those is a blessing