Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring's Pink Magnolias

I am linking this post to Beverly's Pink Saturday, and
look forward to seeing what everyone else is sharing today.


If you would like to visit Beverly too, just click on the following link,
and it will take you to her lovely How Sweet the Sound blog.


One of my favorite Spring-flowering trees is the Japanese Magnolia Tree. You may know it as a "Tulip tree," or a "Saucer Magnolia tree" ... but whatever you call it, it is truly breathtaking this time of year.

I found one yesterday in a quiet residential area of Vicksburg, and spent a few minutes capturing some closeup shots with my camera.

Aren't they exquisite! — and no two are alike.

You can see in this last picture why it is also called a "Saucer Magnolia."

Best wishes to you for a weekend filled with signs of Spring popping out all over — like these glorious flowers.

17 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful pics! We have to wait a while longer in Philly for these beauties to bloom, but they're worth it:@)

Donnie said...

Lovely photos of beautiful blossoms.

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I love it when the magnolia trees blossom out...just beautiful and the colors of this variety are beautiful!
We are buried under snow, so we have a bit of a wait....
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Marie Arden said...

Love the pink ones I do not have one no room or I would.
Happy Pink Saturday
Marie Arden Pink Living

racheld said...

My Tulip Tree!! How I miss them. I hadn't been really close to any in a long time, until last year, we followed the signs to an estate sale. I was delighted to see a couple of the pink beauties in full array, between the street and the front door.

I was telling Chris how much I loved them, and that we'd always had one in window-view of our house, and as I walked beneath, a few petals fell, and I caught several in my hands, with a couple settling on my hair. It felt like a blessing, somehow, and BRIGHTED my day even more.

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I just love the Japanese Magnolia, I had one in my year for years until Katrina came through and it didn't survive, Keep saying I'm going to get another one but haven't done it yet.
Love your captures they are just lovely.
I really need to take my camera and go wondering again. Have a Soccer game today in Flowood, might try a little today while around Jackson..

Julie said...

Beautiful! I can't wait until Spring!! HAppy Pink Saturday.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

We had one in our yard when we lived in SC ... I loved when it bloomed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos...and happy Pink Saturday.
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racheld said...

Just stepping in from Beverly's site to say I saw those petals the VERY first thing on the array.

You KNOW the Southern flowers catch my eye before anything, and these stand out.

Beautiful, as always.

rachel

Cindy Lew's Studio said...

Love all the pictures of the flowers; so beautiful!!!

Happy Pink Saturday
Hugs and Warm Wishes, CindyLew

Jenni said...

What a lovely post... our tulip tree is right near our sliding glass door onto the patio, and it is blooming like crazy.

Aren't they gorgeous? Those, along with Hot pink Azaleas just say "Spring" to me...

Hugs, Jenni

Char said...

I don't blame you for loving the magnolia. When we lived in GA, we had a large one in the front yard and I couldn't wait each year for those blooms. They are beyond gorgeous.
Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Mari said...

HELLO AND HAPPY PINK SATURDAY :)
WHAT BEAUTIFUL PIC'S!!! AND GORGEOUS BLOOMS :)

XO~MARI

jonpen said...

Janie, Great shots of the Japanese magnolia! My purple one has just started to bud out which always tells me that spring is around the corner. Your blog is just a treasure and I wish I could visit it more often.

Best regards,
Jon in Vicksburg

jonpen said...

I certainly will come back when my hands and fingers allow me to do so. Your blog is an inspiration to me.

Thanks, Jon in Vicksburg

Southern Lady said...

JON: I don't know if you will see this or not, but I couldn't find your e-mail address.

I can't tell you how pleased I was to hear from you again. I'm so glad you felt like visiting and I'm honored that you stopped by Southern Lagniappe. I think of you often.

As always, your kind and gracious notes are appreciated, and never fail to brighten my day.

Deb said...

they just scream spring...so pretty...trying to get caught up on my visiting...I've gotten behind...