Friday, April 19, 2013

Spring springing!

I found out this popular magnolia was cultivated in 1820 by a former officer of Napoleon's army (he finally made flowers, not war). Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

24 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

Oh, Lulu, your flowers from yesterday and today are beautiful. You do a great close up. I did see some peach trees here in bud yesterday. At last. You have a chilled weekend. It has been a tough week.

Peter said...

Remarkable, both the beauty and the lineage.

Mo said...

Beautiful

Tanya Breese said...

wow, that is pretty cool!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my gosh Lulu, this is a gorgeous image, just look at all those buds full of promise in the background, can you imagine what this bush will look like when they all open like this beauty in front..

Adele said...

Yet another beauty, Lulu. I love that history, too! Relax and enjoy your weekend.

Kaya said...

Love spring and love this picture very much. Beauty, real beauty this flower!!!

You too have a very nice, relaxing and creative weekend!

Hugs from Kaya

a.s.m. said...

Estas haciendo unas fotos muy buenas. Enhorabuena!!
Un saludo, Ángel

llandudnopictures said...

Glorious, and they seem to go on in the distance forever! Enjoy the weekend!

Rosie Grey said...

That's really interesting, I didn't know that! Wonderful photo, Jude, such a great color! There is a magnolia bush in my neighbourhood and I do hope to manage a few photos before they turn brown again with the rain and cold temperatures!
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend, too!

William Kendall said...

A gorgeous colour, Lulu!

Leovi said...

Wonderful photo, I love those colors the birth of spring!

Randy said...

What a voice!

LONDONLULU said...

Thanks so very much - I hope you all have a good weekend too.

Cloudia said...

Glorious



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JM said...

Gorgeous shot! Magnolias have long lost their blooms and are full of new leaves here.

Lisa Gordon said...

Jude, this is GORGEOUS!!
Just this morning, I noticed that my neighbor's magnolia is just barely beginning to bloom.
I will surely be there when it does!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

xo.

Birdman said...

Flowers... funny!

Jackie/Jake said...

Ah spring!! Still waiting here........

Jack said...

Magnolias in New Jersey in April? That seems early to me. I have a magnolia in my yard in Connecticut and I don't think it will bloom before I return in mid-May.

Red Nomad OZ said...

One of my favourite sayings (SO not-Australian!) that I borrowed from 'Gone With the Wind' is 'It's not all Moonlight and Magnolias'!! These are FAAAAAABULOUS!!!

The Desert Rocks said...

My folks had a rare magnolia tree in the front yard with nice blooms but this color and photo are amazing!

AVCr8teur said...

Nice to see Spring springing up in your area! Well, the former officer had the right idea.

Gunn said...

Thanks for showing signs of SPRING.
Beautiful.