THE RUNNER-UP

When I was picking out a photo for my WORDLESS WEDNESDAY post today I was looking for something that would brighten up  a rather bleak and bland late winter day that was being punctuated with intermittent snow showers. My first choice was this photo.

camellias

It’s a picture I took a couple of weeks ago during a visit to the Missouri Botanical Garden. While most visitors were concentrating on the superb annual orchid display, I stepped out to visit the Linnean House.

(Built in 1882, the Linnean House is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River.)LinnaenHouse1890

Every February, the camellias that grow there are in full bloom. DSC05476

And since the camellia is the floral symbol of the Chinese New Year, I wanted to capture a few pictures of them.  新年快乐 Even though the official New Year celebration ended two days ago. So why did the camellias come in second to Mlle. Renee and the gladioli? Well, I thought Renee told a better story without words for Wordless Wednesday. BTW, my original title of the photo with Renee smelling the glads is TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE ROSES, which really doesn’t make any sense at all.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on February 27, 2013, in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING! and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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