Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

WordPress is calling to a halt its very popular Weekly Photo Challenge, inviting us to share our favorite photo. I could easily choose a dozen, but I think that is out of the spirit of the word “favorite.”

I have chosen this photograph of a Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora’ blossom. It represents for me the ultimate in form, color, and beauty that we gardeners can find in one of our favorite flowers.

Camellia japonica ‘Magnoliaeflora’

It is a true disappointment that the Weekly Photo Challenge is ending. It has helped me see and understand people and their hopes and interests all over the world.  I wish all the contributors to this meme over the years a productive and peaceful life.


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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15 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: All Time Favorites

  1. Pauline says:

    Beauitiful, I can understand why it is your favourite.


  2. Perfectly beautiful!


  3. Cathy says:

    That is a perfect flower. Nice choice!


  4. Anne M Bray says:

    Oh, sad the meme is ending. It was a great way of discovering new blogs.


  5. Gorgeous! As a retired military spouse I’m finally planting flowers and seeing them come back the next year so I’ve really enjoyed your blog. Without the photo challenge I may never have found you so yes, I am also disappointed it’s going away. But….I will be glad it happened, as Dr. Seuss is fond of saying and I will continue to follow you! Thanks for being an inspiration!


  6. bittster says:

    I can see why this is a favorite. You’ve captured the bloom perfectly.


  7. pbmgarden says:

    Perfect form and delicate color.


  8. anlapf says:

    Very nice final post for the weekly photo challenge 🙂


  9. Wow, this is gorgeous. I’ve never had the nerve to try growing this.


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