Saturday, May 14, 2011

Outside: magnolia

Spring has been a little strange this year. According to the calendar it began on 20 March 2011... well, it sure hasn't felt like it. It felt more like winter-lite. At least it did until this week, when the temperature seems to have risen. So, the magnolia had an interesting season of blooms. I mean about 3 weeks ago there was a day where the buds were covered in snow for 24 hours...













And now the blooming season is drawing to a close, so the petals are dropping... I suppose it's like confetti.

9 comments:

Catherine said...

Blossoms sure don't last very long do they? Oh but the beauty while they are here ~ wonderful!

Have a lovely weekend Sarah!
xo Catherine

Out on the prairie said...

This bloom really caught my eye this year. A lovely set of photos. It was warm here for a few days that I put on the shorts,and today have a sweater.

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous shots! It's still been pretty chilly here. 31 degrees this morning.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely series.

Leanne said...

So beautiful. Our tree bloomed so quickly, and a windy rain storm quickly took the blooms away. :(

Gorgeous photos. Just lovely.

Dave said...

Magnolias are beautiful. Have you ever smelled them? - Dave

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I can easily recall freezing to death in E. Lansing in May.

Beautiful photos. Confetti, yes. Only much lovelier.

S. Etole said...

I missed these beautiful blooms!

Maya said...

lovely photos, i love the magnolia tree :)