Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Every spring I look forward to seeing the one flowering tree I have behind my house come into its own.  With just a bit of nudging, my glorious White Star White Magnolia bursts forth before any other of its kin have even awakened from winter slumber. But not this year.  You see, winter in our […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Off-season

As if it could read the Weekly Photo Challenge for this week — Off-season — my White Star White Magnolia produced a surprise bloom on fully green branches in the 90-degree summer weather yesterday.  It didn’t stay pretty long, however.  This unseasonable delicate blossom crisped up quickly in the unrelenting heat. So, for contrast, here’s […]

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Travel theme: Spring

Taken at face value as seen from my kitchen window, this White Star White Magnolia looks lacy, delicate, and pretty, especially when viewed with bright yellow forsythia in the background. It’s OK, lovely in fact, as it is — seen from a distance. But it’s not until we get a close-up view that we know […]

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