Wednesday, September 02, 2020

Magnolia

Lordy, I've probably shown this tree every year since I began blogging but it never ceases to entrance and excite me. For whatever reason it flowers later than those of its ilk. Shaded? Big cold synagogue walls nearby? Who knows. When I normally walk in the late afternoon it is in shade and not great to photograph. I masked up again for the day and went out to take photos in the midday sun. But then I had the power line split in the photos that I only noticed once I had downloaded the photos. Some are by camera and some by new phone camera. Which do you think is the best? I will back reference them.







37 comments:

  1. I suffer from magnolia envy. I have planted several, but the sulphur crested vandals annihilate them. I refuse to plant more for them to destroy so admire others instead.
    I like photo the first, the third and the fifth.

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    1. Interesting EC. You chose the photos taken with the camera. What a pity you can't grow a magnolia. While this is my favourite, the white one has better perfume.

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  2. Beautiful. And tough call. I'd say #4 is my fave.

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    1. Camera photo it is for you Sandra.

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  3. Our magnolia looks so scraggly compared to this one. I like the first and fifth photo because they show the magnolia against the whole house.

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    1. Both camera photos Cynthia. Maybe the framing is better with the camera.

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  4. Gorgeous magnolia and the old house is beautiful too. I think photo 6 is great and enlarged would make a lovely canvas print.

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    1. Phone photo for you Cheryl. Next year I will try again from a different angle and not have the wire gap as obvious.

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  5. I like No. 4...but all have their own charm :)

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    1. Thanks Lee. Phone photo for you too.

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  6. I like # 1. You could probably photoshop that line out.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, camera photo for you. Yes, I could photoshop if I knew how or cared to learn.

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  7. One of my fav tree, magnolia. But depending on year and such. They don't bloom every year.

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    1. Dora, the deciduous magnolias? They never fail here, although some years are better than others.

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  8. All the photos are good, the first one has the flowers in a slightly deeper shade of pink and I like the fourth photo the best. I'm guessing the less shaded photos are the camera on auto setting.

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    1. River, the fourth is is a phone photo. I am a little surprised that the brighter photos were taken by the camera. Both camera and phone were on auto.

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  9. All great pix. The tree could be much glorious if the wire weren't there. Photoshopping it out would not cure disfigurement. Aerial wiring is a great scar on the the urban environment, amazingly aggravated by the extra wires put in for cable TV (which are one reason why I cannot take seriously any opinions about urban design expressed by Keating who surely had a hand in that).

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    1. MC, tram wires feature in many of my photos. Prophets of doom that predicted the tram in George Street would be a fail because it didn't use overhead wiring have had to eat their words. Mind, modern tram wiring is less obtrusive than in the past. I know what you are saying about cable tv, and the absurdity of Optus stringing wires when they could have come to an arrangement with Telstra to use their underground cables.

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    2. Andrew

      I forgot that you might have a different view because of your allegiance to trams. It's not the visibility of the wires I am so opposed to as the restrictions they create on the growth of trees, especially trees planted by the side of the road.

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  10. My focus is on the wonderful house. The magnolia is important because it adds softness and colour.

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    1. Hels, it is a very nice house. It was surprisingly once up for lease but it looks very much owner occupied now.

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  11. The 4th photo has colour brighter - but prefer the last photo for some reason. Guess the 4th is with you 10.
    Our magnolia is a small one as his nibs cuts it back each year but was late doing it this year so not so many flowers.

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    1. Correct Margaret. The 4th with my 10. Maybe I framed the last shot better. Magnolias grow so slowly. I would telling his nibs to leave it alone.

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  12. 4 is my favourite. I like the composition which focuses on the house as well as the tree.

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    1. Marie, phone photo for you then. I prefer my framing in the last photo, 6.

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  13. Magnolias are magnificent. The second photo of each seems to be brighter (3,4 and 6).

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    1. Thanks Sami. One camera and two phone.

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  14. So strange to me that you have your Magnolias blooming now in September while here they bloom in May ! We both live on the other side of the world !

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    1. Gattina, I suppose because we see more of the northern hemisphere than you do of the southern hemisphere, we are more used to seeing the different seasons.

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  15. Nice tree! I think I like your first and last pictures best, with a more complete image of the building's facade.

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    1. Steve, I probably should have focused more on the house in the framing.

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  16. I don't discern any difference, but I like all of those photos. Lovely tree.

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  17. What a glorious sight Andrew, love magnolias. Would look fab in my garden 💜

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    1. I Totally Agree With Perth - Also, I Have Some Catching Up To Do As I Have Been Away For A Few Lovely Days

      Cheers

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    2. Grace, they don't grow too fast. Better get one in soon.

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    3. Padre, she does have an experienced camera eye for sure.

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