Sunday, February 24, 2008

Magnolia Blossoms

Yet another blossom blog for Mary and anyone else who's tired of winter. Even though it's still rainy here, things are starting to bloom.

I ran over to Oxford yesterday to take these photos. They have this deciduous magnolia tree in front of the Conservatory of Music. These gorgeous blossoms shade from white to magenta and hold up quite well to the wind and rain.


They look particularly beautiful and springy against this froth of white blossoms, which I think is a fruitless pear tree.



The huge pink blossoms create quite a display when they appear on the bare branches. The nondescript leaves provide nice summer shade, but it's really the blossoms one plants it for.
Posted by Laura from amongst the magnolia blossoms.

3 comments:

Mary said...

Oh Laura, thank you so much for sharing all the blossoms! They are just gorgeous. Happy Sunday!
xoxo,
Mary

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Magnolias are lovely, but I do find the one belonging to my neighbour, the beautiful buds are prone to falling off the tree before they have opened, usually in high winds. Such a shame. x

Rhondi said...

Hi Laura
I am having a lovely time looking at all your beautiful photos of flowers and food. One of our neighbors has the most beautiful HUGE magnolia tree. It is a sight to see when it's bloomingf. Rhondi