Carpets of Rose Gold

Camellia and Apple Tree Leaves 1

Haiku 128

Spring, Summer, Autumn?

Fallen Carpets of Rose Gold

Winter Wonderland



In the photo above, I took the shot into the sun and by lucky chance my trusty Canon produced the lovely rose gold carpet effect.

Camellia and Apple Tree Leaves 2

Just as my apple tree finally decides to shed its golden leaves, my camellia bush is in full bloom, also shedding many rose petals.

This is mid-winter in the Western Cape.


post script: Rose Gold is an alloy of yellow gold, copper and silver. The copper provides the red colour and the silver tones it down to produce the rose colour.


21 thoughts on “Carpets of Rose Gold

  1. oldmainer

    The bush that is dropping the rose colored petals is a Camilia? It looks so similar to the Rugosa Roses that grow here near the ocean. Very salt water tolerant.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes, it is one type of Camellia, which seems to be very common around the Cape. We don’t have salty air where I live, but the bush does grow very well and always produces lots of blooms for a very long time. πŸ™‚


  2. Murphy's Law

    The first photo looks like a Thomas Kinkaid painting! These are both stunning captures of nature at its best!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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