Wednesday, April 16, 2008

ABC Wednesday – Magnolia

ABC Wednesday – Magnolia

If you are here for Wordless Wednesday please scroll down to the next post. Thanks for stopping by.

With perfect timing the Magnolia flower arrived this week just in time for an ‘M’ post. This first picture is a yellow form (which you don’t see that often) called ‘Butterflies’. I actually took this picture at the local wholesale nursery because the ‘Butterflies’ I have been growing for the last 20 years has never flowered. It is in too much shade and is probably too big to move now because of its location. I still hope to see a flower on it someday.


These other two photos were a something I have been experimenting with lately. Trying to get one flower in focus with a blurred background of many of the same flower. The first one is actually a double ‘M’ since it is a ‘Merrill’ Magnolia. You can see the difference of the two photos as the first one was shot on a cloudy, flat, grey day and the second was a sunny clear day.


The second photo is a different species called a Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata). These are usually one of the first flowers out around here and I think they are a tad later than usual this year. They grow as a shrubby tree and are nice for the garden since they grow slowly.

Magnolias date back 95 million years.

For a complete list of ABC Wednesday Blogs visit:
mrs. nesbitts place

14 comments:

Picturing of Life said...

Beautiful

Hope you have time visit my M Thanks

Ackworth Born said...

There seems to be a few magnolias out today - none in our garden though.

Utah Mommy said...

As usual you always amaze me with your beautiful capture of nature here, keep posting flowers! Happy WW!
Big Moment Of My Life
Under The Table

Sandpiper said...

Beautiful pictures! We've have noticed a few Star Magnolias are starting to bloom around here and just saw a hint of purple on some Northern Magnolias this weekend. I'm so happy spring is here!

Petunia said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!
Love it!

Petunia's ABC

Anne-Berit said...

Beautiful M-post!

Neva said...

A very beautiful choice! I hope you can stop by here or here!

Paulie said...

Well, I was going to say beautiful but I see everyone else has said that so I will say gorgeous and informative!

Ida said...

BEAUTIFUL - as always. :)

Ida

Diana said...

yes, our magnolias are just blooming too. they're beautiful. good M.

Katney said...

Your experiment is a great success--especially in the secong phot, where the contrasting blue helps tos et the focused blossom off. Nice job. Nice M.

Neva said...

Our entire village (Inverness) is named after Scotland. Mr. Arthur MacIntosh missed Scotland so he named all the streets and subdivisions after parts of Scotland. Kinda of unique here! Thanks for stopping by!

Dragonstar said...

I love Magnolias - always wanted to grow them. You've done a lovely job with the photos.

John said...

Stunning shots, great M post.