Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Magnolia

Yesterday, Anne fell in love with the white magnolia and took the camera with her.


Washing dishes is a pleasure when this is your view from the kitchen sink...


Some of the blossoms are still buds...


and some are hanging on to their furry winter hats.


A few blossoms lean down to meet the periwinkle on the ground...


When you look closely, you can see that some little flies have decided the flowers are as sweet as they look.

The season is all too short for these blooms but it will be nice to see the new leaves, too.  Then the tree will provide quite deep shade for the flowering plants below. 

13 comments:

Ginny said...

These are great pictures. You've even captured the tiny flies! I don't remember magnolias looking like this, I wonder if there are different kinds? I love the way you've shown the buds in different stages.

Rose said...

Beautiful photographs of a beautiful blossom. What did we do before digital cameras??

April said...

Wonderful photos of this lovely, fragrant flower!

Lindy MacDuff said...

How beautiful! Oh I would love a view like that. =)

Angie said...

Love these, hope the smell is just as stunning!

jeannette said...

Beautiful white!! I plan to show some whites for Easter.

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I am so jealous! They are beautiful. I will check out the ones I am following on 17th Street now that I am back.

Stine in Ontario said...

This is a very beautiful variety of magnolia. I saw one similar to this at the Toronto Botanical Garden. It's a great tree. Unfortunately, I cannot grow it where I live. Bummer!

Johnny Nutcase said...

aw, i love magnolias! Not a bad tree to have outside the kitchen window, i agree :) Pretty photos!

ilovepink1078 said...

I love it, it seems so fresh.
How I wish to find one of that in here.

Til next!
Pink

Peggy said...

Oh, I would love to do dishes at your house. Actually I like my kitchen window too. I have a fir tree and lots of birds come to sit, rest, preen or play in it.

happilyretired said...

What BEAUTIFUL Spring captures you've shared here ... lovely post! Thanks ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous shots, I am seeing a lot of magnolia in full bloom here also. I wish I had one out my kitchen window.

I love your macro shot with the little flies. I have one today on my other blog with a honey bee. Spring has arrived in the PNW!

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