Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Sure Sign of Spring……….

Grand Magnolia Tree............

Last week when I walked home from downtown, you could hardly see this house behind this magnificent Magnolia tree. Now, even though most of the pedals are on the ground, it’s still a beautiful sight. Situated across from the common, it’s always been my favorite tree, although better in their yard as I wouldn’t want to be the one doing all the raking. While it is the state tree of Mississippi, it certainly does well in these parts too. Just a bit backward, as it flowers first, sheds the flowers, and then it gets its leaves. Another import from China, but an annual outdoor splendor here each April..........

3 comments:

dAwN said...

Wow..everything seems to be blooming early..
nice photo...
I guess you brought some warm weather with you to New England!

TerriD said...

How pretty! Some of our neighbors have those pretty trees. We have one big pear tree that has flowers somewhat like that (not pears) and two small ones like that. I always wished we had one of the big ones but you are right - that would involve raking. I better watch what I wish for!! Like 18 yards of mulch was not enough fun for awhile Lol

AMalwayswriting said...

I love that tree! I love that house! I know that house. Mom and I walk by it aaaaaall the time. I can't wait to see what Chestnut looks like. Ahhh... I want to go to Salem right now!