Thursday, January 17, 2013

Take a closer look!

Did you ever walk by something of beauty….deep in thought?

I almost did when I was at the park this week.

The Tulip tree, or Japanese Magnolia is in full bloom here in Florida right now.

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I tried a couple of settings and liked this shot best.

Here’s the Tulip tree I almost missed!

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I’m joining my girlfriend,

Danielle for Cool Clicks Thursday.

Have you taken a photo this week that you would like to share?

47 comments:

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Aren't they beautiful! A touch of Spring in the middle of Winter!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Kim K. said...

So very pretty. It's very dark and gray in MI right now. Love your beautiful blooms!

Marla and Steve said...

Isn't the color just amazing!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh I just adore those trees. I wish I could see something in bloom here. I think we will early I hope.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

That is so pretty!! I can't believe that it has so many blooms and no leaves!

Stacey said...

We used to have one of those in our backyard and we just loved it. Those flowers coming out ahead of everything else are just a gift. The bark is neat on them too.

maddyrose said...

How pretty. The color is so refreshing against all of the earth tones.

Amy said...

So pretty,snow and 15 degrees here!
Hugs

Danielle said...

Oh thanks for joining in!! I took several shots of this tree last week...my friend kept saying it was a type of magnolia and I totally disagreed...I am glad you clarified this for me...wasn't it beautiful?! Can you believe we actually have pollen on our cars?????

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful tree and flower shots ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful tree and flower shots ~

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Susie said...

The tree photo is so pretty. Wow flowering trees blooming already , is that normal for your area?? The only way I know to share photos in on my blog and that can be iffy at times. I am computer dumb.xoxo,Susie

Della said...

I would love to have one of these tree's but have no idea where I would plant it. They are so very pretty! Nice shot!

Kim Stevens said...

I love Tulip trees, and usually go to my local nursery to photograph them in the spring. Beautiful!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Isn't that the most vibrant beautiful soon to be spring color you have ever seen.

I remember the first time I ever saw those, I screeched to a halt in the middle of the road...it was so stunning.

Jen

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Really beautiful! My camellias are starting to bloom and if the rain ever stops I'll get some photos! hugs, Linda

Vee said...

Oh that really does look as if one could miss it, yet how lovely the blooms! Very pretty, Diane.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's gorgeous Diane. Thanks for brightening up our very cold winter day.

TheRustyThimble said...

Beautiful Diane, oh how I wish flowers would bloom year round here in Oklahoma, I am ready!! such pretty pictures

wish I was close enough to walk in that park with you

Hugs
Brenda

Susan said...

These are one of my favorite trees to bloom first in Spring--we have a "northern" version when we lived in Massachusetts. Now, I have several of its kin--magnolias that I'm awaiting to bloom. Besides baking...flowers and gardening are my thing and I love this post, XOXO

Cameron said...

Gorgeous! I do so love Magnolias! I wanted to name my daughter Magnolia, but my Hubby vetoed that idea and we named her Magdalena, instead.....Maggie either way :)

I got a pretty bloom in there anyways and made her middle name Rose....heehee!

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful tree!

Leave It To Davis said...

The blossoms are lovely!

cucki said...

So pretty x

Leovi said...

That nice picture, excellent capture gorgeous this beautiful flower.

desi said...

I love those tulip trees! I look for them every spring with fervor. But we won't be seeing any of those around here for a couple more months! I guess I can just sit and gaze at your photos until then. ;D

Introverted Art said...

wow she sure is a beauty. Amazing, bright colors.

The Artful Diva said...

One of these would look great in my yard!

Ellie VanCaster said...

I've never seen one of those trees before-it is so beautiful and the flower shot is perfect. Now I'll need to keep my eyes open when going south.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Visiting from Cool Clicks♫ Thanks for commenting already on my Frosty Etchings...Excellent capture of beauty! Happy January....be Janu Wary♪

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, you got a really good shot! gorgeous. I often see people walking with their Iphones to their ears or Ipods...I think they are missing the whole point of walking, they sure are missing some gorgeous sights!

Carol

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun to have such a pretty color in the yard in January! Enjoy:@)

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love those flowers!!

Cranberry Morning said...

I would have missed it too, because of the lack of foliage.But aren't those flowers beautiful!

A Garden of Threads said...

So pretty, a taste of spring.

Cozy Little House said...

They had those trees where I use to live. I'd never seen them before.
Brenda

Cozy Little House said...

They had those trees where I use to live. I'd never seen them before.
Brenda

Laurie said...

I have never saw a tulip tree, its beautiful, we are in the middle of a deep freeze, minus 30 and the highways are closed, its frightful!

Mrs R said...

So pretty! I've never seen a tree like that.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

That flower is so pretty and delicate!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Doesn't it seem early in the year for them to be in bloom? The blossoms are so pretty. It snowed here in Central Alabama today!

Chatty Crone said...

Beautiful - do you think winter is over?

Danice said...

What an unusual and beautiful tree. The magenta-like coloring is gorgeous. Your photos are also great, as always :)

pembrokeshire lass said...

Lovely tree but I know how easily you can walk past things. Recently I am making myself really look around and appreciate what I see! I planted a tulip tree in my garden 5 years ago and am still waiting for it to bloom! Joan

Minoru Saito said...

Wow. Very beautiful purple Magnolia flower photos. Japanese Magnolia has petals which are purple outside and white inside in Japan.
http://nature6000.exblog.jp/10558990
I think the flower name is different in each country.

Bumpkin Bears said...

Wow, that is so pretty and in the winter!! Thanks for visiting my blog. Hugs, catherine x

Naturegirl said...

How wonderful to see bright color in January as my world is the color grey.
To have blue in the sky is a rare blessing here.
Enjoy your sunshine!

Tina´s PicStory said...

what lovely flowers! if you like join us at weekend flowers :)