Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Clematis and a Camellia

Hay blog friends, happy cold day!!! Over half our U S is in a hard freeze!! We are too!!

Camellias do not freeze. They get nipped but really not hurt. I love them so much. I have 18. When we were on our walkies this am I counted them.

The top picture is my birthday present from God. It is a clematis and it has been freezing every night for 4 nights with last night down to 20 degrees. The Clematis is still there!!!
Not frozen!! That bloom has been out there since the 21 of December. With no protection.
A Miracle !!!!
Have a wonderful day, Bambi, Happy & Fern


  1. Pretty Clematis.
    Hopefully it will stay through the cold. We are freezing here in IL burrrr.......

    Happy Tuesday

  2. Hi Fern, The photos are gorgeous today. There are no flowers blooming here. I think the first hard freeze got them all. My neighbor has over 125 rose bushes. She also has other flowers. They have been gone a long while. Have a great day. Hugs, ~Karen

  3. You sweet Fern, have found the entire reason for being. Finding G-d's gifts in everything.

  4. Fern, I don't event think there is a dandelion alive outside here - BRRR!!! It is cold!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers with us.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

    Mom was trying to clean our crates with 409 this morning - outside - and it was freezing before she could wipe it off.

  5. I dont think even weeds are growing here. Those are beautiful.. Hugs GJ xx

  6. Your flowers are just beautiful, Fern! We can't even seen green grass here! Everything is snow-covered!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Tank woo fur sharing your flowers with us again!


  8. Nothing blooming greenhouse heater has been running none stop for 4 ferns look bad...they are so sensitive!!!
    May get snow Thursday!

  9. Hurrah for flowers! Aren't they the best. We've been watching how they are coating the strawberry crop with water to make an ice shell to protect them from temps BELOW freezing!
    Be sure to put out extra food for birds and wildlife. They need extra food to generate body heat.

  10. The flowers are so beautiful, Fern. So much nicer than our snow. Don't worry, we are not mad about you changing Abby's name, no big deal. I have been trying to spend a little less time on the computer as a New Year's Resolution, so am not getting to comment on very blog each post.

    Heidi, Tucker, Daisy, Leo and Abby.

  11. Hi Fern, we're in Palm Springs! It sounds warmer here than in Florida!
    We've camped at 17 degrees before and it IS very cold! Dont' want to do that again!
    Keep warm until this Arctic Blast passes over!

  12. Hi Fern,

    What beautiful flowers! Yes it's very cold. We are all freezing our tails off. heeehee!
    Always nice for you to drop by my blog and visit. Take care and stay warm.
    your friend,

  13. Your flowers are lovely. Just like you. A bright warm spot in the midst of a cold hard freeze.

    Stay warm.
    Jake and Fergi xxoo