Thursday, May 24, 2012

Magnolia

Magnolia bud.
From finial to flower.
Antebellum bloom.



I am sharing this post with Floral Friday Foto and Haiku My Heart.


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    1. Thanks! They are one of my favorites too! I have been waiting and waiting for this one to bloom :)

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  2. Hi Libby,
    Beautiful shots with details!
    Have a happy Friday.I'm a new follower of your blog.

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Annie! I love your blog! I would love to visit Japan one day!

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  3. Oh Libby..I love this..I am so taken with flowers from bud to bloom right now...Michelle

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I love watching magnolias bloom!

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  4. Such a beautiful soft flower.
    A great capture .....

    Thanks for sharing

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    1. I appreciate you coming by and commenting - thanks!!

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  5. Beautiful! I am inspired to plant this as my girl and I were thinking of beautify our yard over this long weekend and this may be the answer ...

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    1. They get to be a pretty big tree, so if you plant one you may not want to plant it too close to the house! They have pretty leaves too :)

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    2. Thanks for the tips. I didn't see it at local Homedepot but I will ask the expert there today ...

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    3. Btw., do you know that you are being tagged in a blog tag game ? :-)

      http://journeyofmylifendestiny.blogspot.com/2012/05/let-game-began.html

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  6. Oh wow! that is great. Do they smell good? :D

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    1. They smell good even from three feet away! When these are in full bloom they are the size of dinner plates. I am just in awe of them...

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  7. Wonderful white magnolia....great capture..
    There is not so many white magnolia.
    Best regards, Karin

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    1. Seems as though the pinks are more common. I actually like these a little better and the leaves are great for wreathes and things...

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  8. nice shot of the bud and opening flower. :)

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    1. Thanks! I really like magnolias!

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  9. I like the way you shot this, before and after, very creative! Nice haiku, too :) You should participate in Haiku Heights and Poetry Jam :) Have a nice weekend!

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    1. That is so nice of you to say...I have looked at Poetry Jam and some other poetry memes and I was not sure whether I should jump in...so maybe now I will ;)

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  10. Antebellum bloom - that is soo beautiful! I love your picture; wish I could start learning how to take nice photos of flowers.

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    1. You can! Just take a lot of shots from a lot of angles and distances and then see which ones 'work!' Good ol' trial and error - LOL!

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  11. Wonderful shot ~ and lovely haiku ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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    1. I'm so glad you noticed that!! Thanks so much :)

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  13. I just love your floral photos! They are so special!

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  14. are these big blooms? I wanted to say I love magnolias, then I would be lying because I love almost all flowers.

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    1. These are HUGE blooms! I love all flowers too :)

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    1. Zongrik - Thanks for coming by :D

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  16. I lived in GA for many years and always loved the magnolias!

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    1. Georgia! That's why I used the word antebellum! I picture them in front of a southern mansion. (Although this one is in Southern Ohio _ LOL!)

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  17. Hi Libby, I enjoy visiting your blogs. You haven't written anything in a while on your planning blog. I love the phantasmagora poem. The photos of the magnolia are splendid. What size lens are you using for your closeups?

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    1. Must work on the urban planning blog - so glad you are actually visiting it!

      Re: the camera...to tell you the truth, I just take most of them with the IPhone (which is always in my pocket) and I get reeeeaally close - LOL!

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  18. Such a beautiful metamorposis in your haiku and pictures!

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Dawn!

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  19. so incredibly stunning....
    it is amazing what flowers are willing to do before our very eyes!
    your haiku as delicious as spring.

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    1. Rebecca, thanks! And, also thanks for hosting ;)

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  20. Spectacular close-ups! Well done.

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  21. you captured beauty in both words and image.

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  22. Beautiful images, beautiful words... nice together.

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  23. Hi Libby,

    Such gorgeous photos of your Magnolia. So graceful and elegant.

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  24. Lovely!

    Thank you for your participation in Floral Friday Fotos.

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  25. Wonderful shots of the magnolia.

    There didn't seem to be a place to comment on your nature notes post that followed this one, so I'm commenting here about that one.

    I wanted to tell you that I have blueberry bushes that have grown as tall as trees so I wonder if the ones in your neighborhood have just been allowed to grow as tall as they will but if they'd been pruned would have been more like the blueberry bushes you were familiar with.

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  26. Libby..I too can't find the comment section for your Nature Notes post..I think the google ads or something may be interfering..but I think it is amazing that you found blueberries..I bet the birds love them when they find them. A bagworm..interesting name.. Please know that you can post about nature from other areas..it is fine with me...Michelle

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  27. Hello Libby! Commenting here as the comment section didn't show up in your latest post. Those blueberries look most delicious! As for the nests...I'm so glad you posted the pictures. I've never heard or seen such fascinating structures!! Your magnolia shots are gorgeous!!

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