Wednesday, May 22, 2013

corner view: flowers

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane and curated by Francesca, where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme. This week’s theme is “one day in my life” and comes from Kristin.

For many people in the US, when you think of the South you automatically think of the magnificent magnolia. The tree itself has large waxy leaves that stay green year-round and it produces odd looking pods filled with brilliant red seeds, but it's crowning glory comes in the Spring. The magnolia buds are very large and open up into showy thick white blooms. The scent is very heady and lovely. If you want to take a photo of the flower you have to act quickly because it's open for just a few hours during the day and after it's first day, begins to get limp and browns until the petals drop to the ground. We planted a magnolia tree when we moved into our house 20 years ago and it now stands two stories high, fills a corner of our yard and presents us with beautiful blooms each year.




    

12 comments:

Menthe Blanche said...

This magnolia is part of the history of your life. Beautiful :)

allthesnoozethatsfittoprint said...

Wow! What a stunning, rich, textured photo of a beautiful flower.

I have visited the South and adore the magnolia trees there!

Elizabeth said...

it is a beautiful flower. the way you have photographed it brings to mind a lily pad in bloom.

Li + Belle said...

We also magnolia trees grow, but not as many. Too bad. I love magnolias.

kat said...

Ooh, astonishing flower! It looks just perfect!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

just. so. beautiful. in. its. whiteness. bev!
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Kasia said...

So beautiful! I've seen some magnolia trees in my life but never with such beautiful flowers.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

by the way, thosze tiny blue and pink flowers you asked about? they are wild forget-me-nots. ! :)))
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fuoriborgo.com said...

they are beautiful trees and stunning flowers.

Bonnie said...

mmmmm. i love magnolias!!!

thanks for your kind comment on my blog! and yes ... the flowers in my photos are camellias ... they have just started blooming!

Theresa said...

A grand and stunning flower.

karyn said...

How beautiful! I love magnolias - they're such sumptuous flowers :-)