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Monday, May 17, 2010

Magnolia Monday

When we woke this morning, theMagnolia blossom on the right was still a bud and by 9:30 a.m. it was fully opened and dropping the little pistils.  If we had time lapse photography it would have opened before our eyes!  These flowers take forever to bloom but then are gone within a couple of days.  They are the subject of many a painting or other artwork and I am hoping to paint or draw them.  I will have to look at the pictures though as the blossoms are fading fast.  They are so beautiful!
FYI:  These trees are very large and drop their leaves all year long.  The grass does not grow well underneath.  The leaves are large, waxy and very hearty so they do not disintegrate well into the soil and must be raked up daily.  We do not have one in our yard for that reason and rather enjoy them in the neighbors yards and in the wild here in S.C.

5 comments:

Donna said...

I just picked some magnolia blooms the other day and I love how they perfume the house. They are beautiful flowers.

Your photos are great, and I'm looking forward to seeing your painting!

Hugs,
Donna

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

They do have beautiful flowers. I have used their leaves as place setting cards, by writing my guests names on them in gold.

Kelee said...

Just lovely! What a joy to have her in your yard!

Kerrie thank-you for joining in for Wednesday night....


Bless you!

love, kelee

Doris Sturm said...

I love Magnolias - for their bold, big flowers/blossoms and their lovely scent!

GWENDOLYN said...

Gorgeous!!! living in Mi. we don't get to see these too often.
Blessings
Gwen