Today we have beautiful weather in Orlando. In the 70s and sunny which means its "open window weather" in our house.
As I cranked open the family room window I saw some color in my backyard - right outside the window, actually.
Then, Mother Nature brought us a series of hurricanes that thinned out the woods behind us that shade our yard. That winter the Camillia bushes went crazy with blooms.
They just needed some sun to bring out their best just like we humans sometimes do.
I also put together a little bunch to take over to Orlando Grandma. I know they will remind her of some very dear family friends who are no longer with us. They had beautiful gardens and I can remember Mrs. Cobb bringing me some of her Camillias and Gardenias when I first became engaged to Mr. Tennis. The beauty of those flowers and their fragrance were only outshone by this lady's spectacular personality. She truly lived in the sunshine of life.