Camellia Crazy – Photoshoot

I was working with some new equipment this week and decided to test some things out with a quick photo shoot. I didn’t get any further than our front and back yard. This time of year Camellia’s are in full bloom and the house we have in Los Angeles happens to have a few mature Camellia trees. I have always admired the blooms from our daughters garden here in Los Angeles. This is the time of year they come into full bloom and they do make for great macro shots.

The first picture gives you a feel for the various stages of bloom the trees are in at this time of year. You can see buds from the formation stage through the various stages of opening up including full bloom.

Camellia One

This bloom is just opening up and as you can see is a bright red blossom. This bloom comes from a neighboring tree to the one above.

Camellia Two

From the same tree as picture number two, red blossom fully opened.

Camellia Three

A completely different tree with soft pink blooms.

Camellia Four

End of day sunlight hitting this bloom….

Camellia Five

Same late day sun, but back to the first tree which has pink and white blooms.

Camellia Six


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35 thoughts on “Camellia Crazy – Photoshoot

  1. Dan Antion

    Beautiful photos, Kirt. My mother loved Camellias, but getting them in Pittsburgh and later in Iowa certainly wasn’t an easy thing. I finally bought her some silk ones.

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      The landscaping with this house was over grown when we moved in last year and I have been trimming and taking out small trees….and realized what we had here….camellia trees…very mature…they are beautiful! Thanks for stopping by Dan…have a great week!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      They are so beautiful. They bloom in the winter (warm climates) and there is a wide variety of types. They grow to the size of a small tree or depending on how you trim them a large bush or shrub. Thanks for the feedback Michelle…..much appreciated! Have a great week!

  2. Author Ryan Callahan

    That is so beautiful! Wish I was there! We are coming out to Cali July 1-11th and we can’t wait! We will be staying in Anaheim at a rental house right next to Disneyland. I would love to spend the rest of the winter in Cali and then just stay all summer. πŸ™‚ God bless!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      We were blessed living in North San Diego when our kids were growing up (just about an hour south of Disneyland)….we had season tickets to Disneyland and spent a lot of time at the park as the girls were growing up! I do like the winters out here….have a blessed week Ryan!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I hadn’t thought about that Brad, but you’re right. Haven’t been around peonies since I was a teenager…..we use to have a sidewalk lined with peonies…Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

  3. Teagan R. Geneviene

    Kirt… let me get it out of my system before I explode… This post is really in the pink! 🌸 LOL.
    Seriously, what a glorious place your garden must be. These are gorgeous. My ignorance is in full bloom… I didn’t realize camellias grew on anything larger than a bush. Marvelous post.
    Hugs on the wing! 🌺

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks for the feedback…..honestly I didn’t either Teagan….I always thought they were just bushes. In all the years we lived in San Diego we never had any and I never thought about it until a few years ago when I saw them in bloom at our daughters house…the only common denominator is that both homes (ours and theirs) have mature landscaping. I was thrilled as I was cleaning and trimming some of the over grown landscaping and realized what was there…they are stunning in full bloom as we speak! Thanks for the feedback and for stopping by!

  4. hitandrun1964

    Stunning. So very beautiful. I’m going to reblog this so even more people can see your wonderful photographs. If it’s not okay…just let me know and I’ll take it off my blog. πŸ™‚ Truly gorgeous.

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    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thank you…we’ve lived in So California for over 25 years and this is the first house we’ve lived in here that has them, let alone mature ones. We are really enjoying them.

  6. Diane Henders

    Oh, wow! They’re beautiful! And a welcome sight, too. We’ve got nearly a foot of snow now – I knew I’d have to pay for my early-spring gloating sooner or later… πŸ˜‰

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      I was wondering if you had gotten hit with snow. Our daughter and her husband who live north of Seattle got over a foot and our other daughter and her husband who live in Seattle proper got just under a foot….plus city shut down…

      1. Diane Henders

        Most things are shut down here, too, but fortunately we don’t need to go anywhere. The snow is beautiful as long as the power’s on and we don’t have to go out in it… πŸ˜‰

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