Sunday, July 12, 2009

TODAY'S FLOWERS ~ 22 A Teasing Touch of Spring

Since none of us have spring just now, for the
Southern Hemisphere a taste of what is to come,
for the Northern, a memory of what has been.

Magnolias, bloom early in spring, there are more
than 100 species originating in Asia and the East coast
of America. Not to be confused with another American
native tree, the Liliodendron tulipifera, commonly
called the Tulip Tree.



All these enlarge and were taken on our travels in
South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.



Palest pink and baby blue, perfect blooms just for you



tucked in a crowd



or neatly spaced,




or standing alone, just two interlaced.

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To my friend Luiz Santilly Jr. and the whole Team
a great big thank you for organizing this meme.

44 comments:

  1. OOoooo... so pretty. A blushing pink of sorts among the blooms... these are fantastic photos!

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  2. Good Morning from upstate NY.
    These beautiful magnolia blossoms are very sweetly photographed. I enjoyed looking at them up close...thank you for the early morning treat.
    ~Maria

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  3. Wow they are the prettiest tree I ever see. Beautiful.

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  4. lovely the white are just over here,,sandy

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  5. Spring - the finest time of the year!

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  6. O, my, more breathtaking photos from your great place. Those are so beautiful. All these lovely trees blooming and the sharpness of your pictures, has started my day of much brighter.

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  7. woof!
    they look yummy but dogs can't eat them, can we?

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  8. These are beautiful, and I love the darker colors.

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  9. so beautiful flowers :)
    and have a nice week!

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  10. Hello from Finland !
    Beautiful pink flowers and a whole tree full of them !!!

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  11. I love these bare trees when blooms come out. After that, leaves start to appear. And also I love your rhyme. :)

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  12. Sooo pretty! Beautiful shots of the Magnolia! I am looking forward to spring already!

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  13. I am always amazed (even though there are many of these around me) at how beautiful they are, particularly up close, like your bottom photo. Thanks for this uplifting "memory" - for me, up here - of them.

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  14. Those are so beautiful and make me think that spring will come again.

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  15. I just loved to see the magnolias! Know why? When I was a child my mom had this flower in her garden and I didn't know the name untill a few years ago. I love them!
    Thank you, Arija!

    Have a great week!

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  16. Superb reminder of all that lovely blossom Arija, so long gone from here - berries are beginning to turn red and it won't be long to Autumn.

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  17. Glorious flowers - wonderful shots

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  18. very nice shot..I love it...In Sweden, We find these flowers at springtime.

    nice week and congrats for the Post-.
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  19. Lovely prose to go with each exquisite photograph Arija. Thank you for sharing them.

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  20. Beautiful Magnolias - always one of the first here. I love them.

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  21. Arija: You are closer to Spring than we are in my corner of the world! The magnolia trees are always filled with a beautiful blossom to witness!
    hugs aNNa

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  22. Beautiful magnolia. One of my favorite tree. We used to see a lot in Charleston, South Carolina. We have a yellow one in the garden. It flowers so early in the Spring, we were never here when it blooms. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. We call these tulip trees. So pretty. Thanks!

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  24. Looks sort of like our Tulip trees here, and one of the first to bloom in the spring. Such a gorgeous pink.
    B.

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  25. Lovely shots seen through a neat presentation.

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  26. Lovely tree, lovely flowers and lovely words.

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  27. those are amazing photos of magnolia...thanks for sharing..have a great week!

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  28. Arija: That was a tease for you to see the blooms of spring when you are in winter.

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  29. Wow...You have elevated magnolias to the high place they deserve! Gorgeous photos and just a reminder: spring will come!
    Have a great week.

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  30. Your photos are wonderful. I have seen that variety of magnolia here. They are beautiful.

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  31. I love the magnolia blossoms - such a lovely springtime flower! Beautiful pictures!

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  32. Lovely magnolias, I remember the sleeping beauty -- her skin as white as the magnolias. Nice post arija and thanks for the visti.

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  33. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.I love these flowers,so very pretty...pinks in a variety of shades.Have a nice day.

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  34. Beautiful images of spring! :-)

    They evoke fond memories of our magnolia back home in DC: one large tree, taller than the house, and a smaller one, a pink star magnolia. I remember one particular spring day when I had put the easel out there under the smaller tree, for my three year and one and half year old daughters out there to paint. I kept track of them looking out from the kitchen door. Or so I thought! When I walked out to admire their art work, they had painted part of the trunk and the lower branches of the star magnolia! ;-)

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  35. Beautiful images of spring! :-)

    They evoke fond memories of our magnolia back home in DC: one large tree, taller than the house, and a smaller one, a pink star magnolia. I remember one particular spring day when I had put the easel out there under the smaller tree, for my three year and one and half year old daughters out there to paint. I kept track of them looking out from the kitchen door. Or so I thought! When I walked out to admire their art work, they had painted part of the trunk and the lower branches of the star magnolia! ;-)

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  36. Funny that you have winter when we have summer, and vice versa :) Magnolia is very beautiful! So you can have something to look forward to. Here in Oslo the Magnolia bloomed in early May. You can see my photos of Magnolia in the etiquette called Botanisk Hage (Botanic Garden). Welcome! :)

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  37. So gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a nice week Arija.

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  38. The magnolias are so gorgeous!

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  39. What delightful pink blossoms ... I can almost smell them ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  40. They're all lovely Arija. Magnolias always look so beautiful against a clear blue sky.
    Janice.

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