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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Pink Pumpkin and Camellia In A Vase November 7,2015

Welcome to my blog, today I am linking with-

Skywatch Friday hosted by Yogi, Sandy, and Sylvia

Today's Flowers hosted by Denise

Saturday's Critters hosted by Eileen

I'd Rather B' Birdin' hosted by Hootin' Anni

In A Vase On Monday hosted by Cathy

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma and Mystical Magical Teacher

Fall is continuing wet and fairly warm here, lows 38ºF.  Fall sunsets don't disappoint.


Here is another Chickadee, the Black-capped, Poecile atricapillus, which has a wider range than the Chestnut-backed Chickadee from last week.




My Camellia sasanqua 'Apple Blossom' is blooming, so I get to feature it in my In a Vase on Monday arrangement for this week, here with my red fall Japanese cutleaf maple.  To see what other people have found in their gardens to plonk in a vase this week, as challenged by Cathy, join us at the link, it is becoming increasingly difficult as the fall goes on.


I have a gorgeous pink pumpkin I wanted to take it with, and added a sprig of the wonderful rambler Ghislaine de Feligone-


A wonderful houseplant, Streptocarpus, has started to bloom-


I'm looking forward to roasting the pumpkin soon to find out if it tastes as good as it looks.  I find I like pumpkin chunks in chicken soup, and pureed with coconut milk or sour cream and seasoned with ginger or pumpkin pie spices.  What are you cooking with pumpkins now?  -Hannah



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58 comments:

  1. Love the Black-capped Chickadee as well as the flowes and skies shots

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  2. Hello Hannah, your apple camelia is gorgeous. I love the cute chickadee. Beautiful flowers and great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  3. My favorite bird is the chickadee. You captured it well. :) Deb

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    1. Thanks, Deb, they are darling little birds.

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  4. Another great post Hannah, loved the flowers, the birds and the skies. Thank you for sharing with Today's Flowers again, I always appreciate you sharing them with us. Have a great week :)

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  5. What a cute, cute, CUTE chickadee!!! And your flower blossoms are beautiful...sunsets are extraordinary!!

    Thanks for sharing your link to this post this weekend, at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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    1. Thanks, Penny, fall is slowly happening here but leaves are not turning as much as in your photos.

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    1. Thanks, Felicia, fall has some perks.

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    1. Thanks, Mama Zen, they are fun to watch.

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  9. Hello!:) Love your Chickadee captures, they are so similar to our coal tits and are lovely visiters to have in our gardens. Beautiful Camelia flowers, and house plant flowers,...such a gorgeous colour. I also use pumpkin in soups, but never tried it with coconut milk or sour cream. I will give it a try. Have a happy Sunday!:)

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    1. Thanks, the front view of your coal tits does look remarkably the same. I find pumpkin delightful as just a vegetable instead of always being sweetened.

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  10. Really great photos of the Chickadee!
    Pretty vase of flowers, too!
    Lea

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    1. Thanks, Lea, it took so many years before Apple Blossom started blooming. Yuletide is still holding out.

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  11. the sunset is beautiful indeed..and I love to see the purple flowers and the birds too :)

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    1. Fall sunsets are so colorful! It's great to have houseplants that bloom several times a year.

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  12. Beautiful sunset photos -- I like the chikadee, too.

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    1. Thanks, Heather, I like to see those glowing fall sunsets.

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  13. Gorgeous colours in the skies and the chickadees are adorable. Have a wonderful week, Hannah!

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    1. Thanks, Gunilla, the strange dark clouds made me think of the song about riders in the sky.

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  14. Sunset is like a magician.
    He plays colours in the most fascinating way.

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    1. Yes, I was imagining the dark clouds were various animals chasing each other across the sky.

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  15. It is indeed getting harder to find things to put in a vase now ... but your vase is so pretty - the maple adds a touch of glamour.

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  16. It is indeed getting harder to find things to put in a vase now ... but your vase is so pretty - the maple adds a touch of glamour.

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    1. Thanks, Ann, I do think the lacy quality is appealing.

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  17. Lovely coloured vase today, the Camellia looks wonderful with the Maple foliage.

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    1. Thanks, Christina, I waited 13 years for the Camellia to bloom, now it is blooming more and more. The red leaves do look good with the pink edges. The glass mosaic vase has some cool iridescent panes.

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  18. Love your pink pumpkin Hannah. Your apple blossom camellia does look similar to my pink camellia and looks great with the fall foliage.

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    1. Thanks, Susie, I like the curved petals of your Hana-jiman, and love the bright blue Salvia. I'm hoping the pink pumpkin tastes as good as it looks.

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  19. You must grow Japanese maples with success. I only have a couple that have done well over the years and I would hesitate to cut them. But they certainly make a beautiful addition to a bouquet.

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    1. The 2 Japanese weeping cutleaf maples were here when we moved in 22 years ago, Linda, and are bigger now, so there is lots and lots of foliage! Deer don't seem to eat them here like I have heard elsewhere. They are beautiful trees and foliage, though they tend to shed a lot.

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  20. Your rose is lovely...and to put it with some maple leaves, and the camellia, works really well. I had thought camellias flowered only in Spring. I love using pumpkin in breads, have made a savoury roulade with red pepper, cheese, and herbs...and also a basis for Pane tone for Christmas, for individual buns too such as a sweet and spicy 'Chelsea bun'.

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    1. I did not get the rose propped up properly, I'm glad you noticed it. The spring flowering Camellias are japonica, but these are sasanqua which are fall flowering. I also have Yuletide, a gorgeous smaller red flower, but it blooms like crazy in nursery pots but not mine in the ground. It is a japonica-sansanqua hybrid, maybe that is why. I just don't seem to make it happy, though this year there is one little bud, so I'm hoping to get a flower. Thanks for the cool pumpkin ideas, Noelle, they are so versatile.

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    1. Thanks, Thunder, I'm happy when I can be there at the right moment to catch the elusive pretty sunsets.

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  22. Beautiful combination of colours, Hannah! That Camelia is stunning, mine is pure white and not in bloom, yet.

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    1. Thanks, Anca, I'm so happy it is blooming after waiting so many years.

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  23. Beautiful skies, Hannah, and a beautiful vase too - the acer foliage is absolutely perfect with the camellia. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks, Cathy, I've appreciated getting into making the flower arrangements every week, my vases were sitting dusty or with silk flowers for so long, mostly because I enjoy seeing the flowers in the garden, but I realized I can enjoy them in the photographs perpetually.

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  24. You got beautiful sunset shots, Hannah! I love your vase too. My own Camellia sasanqua started to bloom last month but the heat promptly flattened them. I'm hoping that, as the weather is growing cooler (with only occasional forays in the low 80s), the flowers will hold up better.

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    1. Thanks, Kris, here's hoping you get some nice Camellia blooms. I had to wait 10 or 11 years for this one to flower, still waiting on Yuletide. They don't seem to last very many days on the bush.

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  25. Wonderful combination in your vase. The carved-out bits of our pumpkins went into a quinuae (sp?) dish. Soon the little ones left whole will be cut up and steamed for pies.

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    1. Thanks, Ricki, I enjoy them together, the maple leaves have such delightful shapes and color. I'm going to have to roast that pumpkin soon, it looks so delicious.

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  26. Beautiful sunset! And the chickadee was a delight. Also love your floral arrangement!

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    1. Thanks, Marie, it is Cathy's 2 year anniversary of her bloghop today.

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  27. Wow! What lovely shots. That little pink flower is perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Betty, Ghislaine is a marvelous little rose.

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  28. Hannah what a delight from the sunsets to the chickadee to that camellia....the chickadees are taking to the suet feeders here hanging on as they peck away....the vase is a perfect mix of summer and autumn colors. I love how it shows our gardens moving into autumn...fabulous colors mixed beautifully.

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  29. Thanks, Donna, I'm thrilled to be getting more Camellia flowers this year.

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  30. Black Capped Chickadees are my favorite birds--they're with us year-round here and they're so cheery. You're so fortunate to be able to grow Camellias--my winters are too harsh. I love them, though. And your arrangement is so artful--what a beautiful vase!

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  31. Glorious sunset and I love your chickadees. So cute.

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  32. Glorious sunset and I love your chickadees. So cute.

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