4.20.2009

the beginning...



The week I have waited for is finally here. But, after snow last week, and the threat of more tonight, they seem a little unsure this year. Scared to fully open, in fear of another freeze. Their branches less full of blooms. Still, I love them just the same.
I have been trying to read up a little this morning on magnolias. There are so many types, but it seems Michigan is only suitable for growing, Star (shown above), and Tulip (or their hybrid the "Saucer"). I am dreaming of a nice spring roadtrip, south in search of a lovely grandiflora.
...maybe next year.

18 comments:

erin said...

amazing! sending you lots of warm wishes!

kat said...

so delicate. so beautiful.

Patricia Stuever said...

We have some of pink ones and the Grand here in Eastern NC.

Laura Trevey said...

Gorgeous photos.... Ahhh, so peaceful

Jennifer Squires Ross said...

The first image is my favourite! Can't wait for the blooms to start in my area!

Char said...

Alabama has them...just sayin' :)

But Mississippi is the magnolia state. I love beautiful, creamy white magnolias.

These shots are gorgeous - the delicate pinks are just so etheral.

d&d said...

your photos of france make me ache to go there.

beth said...

these states....me=wisconsin and you=michigan....arrghhh when it comes to spring, huh ?

did I ask you before where in michigan you are ?

we lived in the detroit area and in grand rapids...many moons ago !!

hellosweetworld said...

Love those blooms!

trupeach said...

i love the pale pink of your magnolias. we have many southern belles here in charleston, sc and i am waiting, waiting for them to bloom.

Katy said...

I'll be in the Appalachian this coming weekend...I'll look for some grandifloria for ya. :-)

Jennifer White said...

Appears to be the same ones we have here in Wisconsin... to quote Beth, argghhhhh....if spring would only come and stay for crying out loud.

Anna said...

oh what beautiful blossoms. there is nothing i love more than the first little buds poking their heads out. enjoy it all!

orgasmik said...

Petals, dreaming, swaying, dropping from everwhere...lovely pictures.

Mrs.French said...

I think magnolias are my favorite....yes, they are!

jennifer lorton said...

So beautiful. The delicate colors are so lovely. Could anything be more feminine?
Jennifer
http://blog.jenniferlorton.com

Kimberly Taylor said...

I am such a fan of your work. I hope you realize how many people are affected by the beauty you captre and share.

I will continue to follow your artwork for years to come. Well wishes.

Hayley Egan said...

Wow I'm glad I found this blog. Your photography is stunning. X Hayley