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Pretty ordinary #002

Though we’ve been in Hillsborough for three months now, until today, I’d yet to venture down St. Mary’s Road on the other side of highway 70.  I was nearby for a client meeting, so I made a short detour on the way back to the office, and discovered one beautiful country road.

st-marys-sunset

Pretty ordinary #001

To prove how much of a gardener I am, I didn’t know that camellias were trees, or that they thrived around these parts.  In my mind, they’ve always been the large bushes that live in cemeteries in the deep south and bloom in the dead of winter.  Nevertheless, I’m happy to find that we’re the owners of several impressive camellia trees, most of them spread across the front porch of the house.  There’s one in particular, at our front steps that probably hasn’t been pruned in twenty years.  It’s shaggy and overgrown, but it’s blooming and the results are impressive: