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12 April 2011 @ 07:49 pm
Every year I intend to photograph the magnolia in our front garden during the week it is in bloom and then, one way or another, I miss it because it has come and gone so fast.

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lukadreaming: Irish cottagelukadreaming on April 13th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
That's gorgeous! I love magnolias.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 13th, 2011 11:06 am (UTC)
It is beautiful (sheds petals all over everything of course but it's work it).
munchkinofdoom: rose 21munchkinofdoom on April 13th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC)
Pretty! I love how dramatic the flowers are on bare branches.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 14th, 2011 01:32 pm (UTC)
They're incredibly extravagant trees really!
MysteriousAliWays: Primeval - Campingmysteriousaliwz on April 13th, 2011 12:05 pm (UTC)
I love magnolias. I'd like to have a magnolia tree someday.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 14th, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
This one came with the house. It's lovely but I feel more like a curator than an owner in a way!
fififolle: Merlin - thumbs up!fififolle on April 13th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
That really is an amazing specimen! Gorgeous. Wish I had one!
louisedennislouisedennis on April 14th, 2011 01:34 pm (UTC)
It's a lovely tree and came with the house. I've no idea how old it is.
fififolle: Merlin BBCfififolle on April 15th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
It must be inordinately old.
Whufflewhuffle on April 13th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
Oh that's lovely! I'm eagerly waiting for our lilac to bloom as well as the magnolias down Commonwealth & Newbury Streets in downtown Boston. Its a yearly family tradition to go walk the length from the Boston/Brookline border where I grew up to Boston Commons to see them put the swan boats into the pond for the first time.
louisedennislouisedennis on April 14th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Sadly our local park is infested with blue-geen algae and they've not been able to put boats on it for a couple of years. Swan boats sound lovely.
Whufflewhuffle on April 14th, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Swan Boats are a very long standing tradition on the Boston Commons. They are quite lovely and a wonderfully magical experience that's part of almost every childhood around here, including my son, Hootie_bird's.
Polly: polly and skordhjane_somebody on May 3rd, 2011 10:46 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. There was (is?) a magnolia a few houses away from ours when I was growing up, which I walked past nearly every day going to school, and I loved it when it was in blossom and then shed its huge soft petals - I liked to pick them up and stroke them with my finger, or against my cheek, like silk-velvet.