Wednesday, December 19, 2012

"Old Camellia" in my city and ours

Last night, we heard the news that the old Camellia "Sasanqua" was designated as a Natural Treasure of our prefecture.  About 450 old (12-meter tall) tree stands back of the kindergarten owned by the temple. As we also have "Sasanqua tree", we went to see it. Well, it might be a bit early for the blooming. Would you please let me post them with a little different Christmas design as I know the pictures don't have much of the seasonal atmosphere or topic p;) 





Different Camellias in front of old kindergarten



*Our tiny Sasanqua

I always do not feel well of the abundant house behind of our garden (^^;) 












































I DO wish your Christmas preparation is going well ♬♬♬




13 comments:

Shelly said...

What lovely flowers and trees, my dear friend Miyako! I love to enjoy such amazing beauty, and to think that you have it so close to you is a true blessing, indeed.

The pink in the flowers is a gorgeous shade, and it must give you great pleasure each time you see it. I hope your December is going well, my friend!

Liz said...

They are beautiful!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Claudia Moser said...

Gorgeous tree indeed!

Barbara F. said...

Hello sweet friend, I think this flower is so very beautiful, one of my favorites, and I even love the name 'camellia'. I am busy with preparations but getting things done slowly. (((hugs))) xo

Ayu Maselli said...

Hello My Dear Miyako,

Camelia flowers are smell so good, like roses.

interesting the wild camelia trees and the bonsai camelia
they are quite big difference measurement.
I have no idea before that Camelia also in big tree.
thanks for sharing this post

Happy Christmas and happy Holiday Miyako

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that beautiful blooming tree! wow!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako san,
Unbelievable a 450 year old Camellia tree! What a thick stem indeed it shows and how healthy. Your Japanese climate must be perfect for growing them. We only have the Sasanqua Chansonette and it is not blooming as pretty as what you show us here.
Do you mean the house of your neighbor is abandoned? Nobody is living there?
Don't worry too much about it. We know you want to show only perfect things but this is life.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Miyako, I'm going to take a little break! I want to have a *no-pressure* season and spend time with my family!
Warm Christmas wishes to you and your loved ones! Health, Happiness and may all of your dreams come true for 2013!

Hugs to you,
Gaby

Joyful said...

Love the flowers. They are a beautiful sight for this time of year since we have no more flowers here for many months now. Our snow started flying yesterday and today there was much havoc with the transit and the roads. It is supposed to keep snowing for a few days and I hope will settle down for the weekend. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Ellie said...

Oh what gorgeous flowers it produces and such a lovely colour.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas yourself Miyako.:))

Tamago said...

It's so neat that the tree is designated a national treasure! 450 years old is truly amazing. Your flowers are very lovely! What a pretty pink color :-)
Christmas is just around the corner...I hope you will have a wonderful Christmas, Miyako san!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

The Sasanqua tree is beautiful. I always love looking at the pictures of Japan you post as I wouldn't normally get to see this aspects of the country xxx

maddyrose said...

Dear Miyako,
The trees in these photos are beautiful, each in it's own way. The 450 year old tree is very impressive and looks so healthy for being so old. The flowering tree in your garden is very beautiful with its lovely shade of pink blossoms. I have a climbing rose bush in my garden with blossoms nearly the same color but not nearly as large or beautiful as the ones on your tree.
Much love and best wishes for my dear bs