Southern glimpses: Magnolia grandiflora

Magnolia grandiflora -- June 4, 2015

We’ve had a lot of rain lately.  Maybe that’s the explanation.  Or perhaps it’s the combination of hot, direct sun in the afternoons followed by bouts of heavy rain.  I really don’t know.

Magnolia grandiflora -- waiting to open

But when I went out for a morning walk today, I had to turn back to grab my camera.  Magnolias in my neighborhood were in full bloom.  Showy.  Softly unfolding.  Beautiful.

Magnolia grandiflora -- barely open

Creamy blooms on shiny dark green leaves. Opening to the morning sun.

Magnolia grandiflora --  View from inside

Begging to be seen.  And smelled.

Magnolia grandiflora -- fully open

Here’s to you, my friends:  a Southern treat from Knoxville, Tennessee.

June 4th, 2015

15 thoughts on “Southern glimpses: Magnolia grandiflora

  1. Oh, the Places We See

    Thanks so much for your comment, Cindy. We have gigantic Southern magnolias in my neighborhood. My granddaughter even climbs up the branches in her “pretend” Magnolia playhouse. The experience is truly ethereal, as you said. Hope your summer’s going well.

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