Thursday, September 18, 2014

The blooming magnolia

R was going out for a walk. I asked him which way he was going. Good, take the camera and take some shots of the magnolia tree, please. He didn't do a bad job at all. I caught it a bit late this year or it did not flower as well. Some years it is absolutely spectacular.



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  1. Andrew, beautiful spring. Our magnolia will be the same in May. What a pity.

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    1. Gosia, yes you have winter to get through yet.

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  2. Beautiful tree when in flower.
    Merle.........

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    1. Merle, they are, but pretty plain when not in flower.

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  3. As I started reading your post I couldn't understand how your magnolia was in flower! Dumb or what!

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    1. Fun60, something I would briefly puzzle over too, I expect.

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  4. Not only do I love the tree.... I think the house is gorgeous. A smallish Victorian home was my dream come true (when we lived in one) and is now my dream for retirement.

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    1. Hels, it is a lovely house, and not so small. A family with a teenage daughter lives there. While I like Victorian from the outside, I am not so keen on dark interiors.

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  5. Magnolias are beautiful aren't they? I like that last photo with the wavy branches. I like the house too, it looks loved.

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    1. There are so beautiful River. Like a tree full of butterflies. I have in past seen in the windows at night when the lights were on and it is a very comfortable looking family home. God knows what you pay for it though. Maybe $1.5 million. Maybe more.

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  6. Jealous thoughts. I have tried to grow magnolias and our resident cockatoos have destroyed the tree. Twice. I have stopped my tree killing ways and now admire from afar. And drool.

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    1. EC, while we have cockies here, possums are the destroyers and as happens every early spring, the call goes out, destroy the possums. If you can a magnolia established by keeping it covered when it is attractive, then I think you may get it to early maturity. Maybe better to look at my photos of them each year.

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  7. Beautiful pictures ! it's strange for me to see them blooming now as we are going into autumn and winter !

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    1. Gattina, I don't have too much of a problem adjusting the seasons, but I do feel sorry for you at this time of the year, as leaves fall and you know what is coming.

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  8. They are beautiful bog flowers. The tree and the house compliment each other. Why don't you walk too?

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    1. I should Diane. I do at times. R had a health shock and the ungodly hour of 9am, felt the need for a walk. When he was working, he had a walking routine, but has lost the discipline of routine and has been 'too busy' since he stopped working.

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  9. Gorgeous tree Andrew, R did a fab job taking these shots.

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    1. I'll pass it on Grace.

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  10. aah I do love magnolias. Spring is wonderful for flowers. The tulips will be out too!

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    1. Fen, saw some the other day. Trees are greening ready for the hopefully not long hot summer.

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  11. Magnolias are such a fleeting beauty, but definitely a welcomed sight in Spring. I love the flowers on the bare branches.

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    1. Fleeting beauty Ad Rad? I am sure I had such a period. They are a pretty special tree and the scent is just amazing.

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