Saturday, January 15, 2011

Day 65

Today was Edgar Allan Poe's birthday party (he was actually born on Jan 19th, 1809 and died on October 7, 1849), so the RVA Freaks headed over to the Poe Museum of Richmond for the celebration. While someone was speaking about the history of Poe's friends' art at a tone I couldn't understand well (I have hearing loss), I wondered around the courtyard and took photos.

I like the fuzz on these buds.

This tree is behind the building for the bust of Poe. The ivy has climbed the tree, covering the trunk completely and up around some branches. I love seeing ivy do this. I grew up with lots of ivy covered trees.

These buds remind me of the ones on my Camellia bush, but aren't for a Camellia, as you will see in the three photos below.

These are just opening. It's neat to find more plants that flower in the Winter.

This one is almost fully open.
This one is completely open and in the process of wilting.

The top tree had these red and orange berries all over it, but I preferred this photo that appears as if the tree in the foreground and those in the back ground are touching. They aren't.

This bush just has buds. The buds look similar to the Camellia buds, but don't have the fuzz like mine do.


  1. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing on FB. And thanks for coming to Poe's Birthday Bash!

  2. Thank you. I'm glad you like them. I always love going to the Poe Museum. It's a very beautiful place.