Bonaventure Beckons

We have been experiencing some very gray, drab days in Savannah. Better than snow, but I am longing for some color. Since it is camellia season, I had the idea to go look at camellias! I recalled that when looking at azaleas in Bonaventure Cemetary in Spring, I saw camellias and wondered what they would look like in season.

Bonaventure Cemetary

I was disappointed. It seems that there has been a lot replacement, with many young camellias newly planted and few older specimens to view. I have been recovering from a respiratory virus so I did not care to spend long hours walking the paths, to find the old specimens, so I took my favorite route.

Gracie at Bonaventure Cemetary

Of course I had to visit Gracie, who is one of the popular sites to visit for a tourist. So much so, that they have placed a trash receptacle for those morons who dont know better than to throw their garbage on the ground in a graveyard. Heathons! If you don’t know her story, it is simply told on an adjacent stone.

Gracie at Bonaventure

The mature live oaks are so striking, even on a cloudy day. The sun shone through a few times, and I captured a few photos of the pretty camellia blossoms. I have planted mostly red, white and deep rose in my garden, but if I still had a big property, I would find a place for pink.

When I suggest a visit to Bonaventure Cemetary with my guests, I usually get the raised eyebrow! Not surprising, but there is a haunting beauty to be found here, and maybe in years ahead, even more beautiful Camellias in Winter!

About Jayne on Weed Street

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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4 Responses to Bonaventure Beckons

  1. shoreacres says:

    I enjoy cemeteries, and always have. There’s so much history to be learned, and so much record of affectionate bonds among people.

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  2. Karen B. says:

    Camellias are just beginning to bloom here, they will continue through spring, with different varieties blooming at different times. The cemetery looks like a beautiful one to visit should I ever make it to Savannah.
    xo,
    Karen

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  3. I have missed you! Happy New Year! I hope you are feeling better now! Spring is around the corner. oxox
    L

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