Monday, May 22, 2017

Southern Magnolias

The Magnolias are in full bloom here in Florida!


They have such huge blooms, fragrant and beautiful!


These were taken at Shalom Park. I walk there every Thursday morning after I shop at the Farmer's Market.


It's dry here but everything is green and lush...heat and humidity! 
How's your weather?

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46 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Maybe it's been too dry here. No blooms that I've seen. Which isn't bad for me. They kill my sinuses.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

We had some major rain yesterday and it removed all the rose blooms. Maybe we will have more bloom soon. Love your photos.

Maggie said...

So rich and creamy, these waxy flowers almost look faux to me although I know they're not.
Walking through Shalom park sounds lovely, I hope the heat and humidity don't get you down.
Happy Mosaic Monday.

Pat said...

Love magnolias. My sister-in-law has a lovely large, old bush but it will be a couple of weeks for it to bloom.

Snap said...

Heat and humidity -- UGH. It seems to start earlier each year! Love the magnolias -- magnificent! Happy Monday!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the magnolia blooms are so pretty. We have some native trees here too, the blooms are one of my favorites. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Rose said...

They are beautiful! Makes me think of the song Magnolia by Poco...have you heard it?

Arlene Grimm said...

Love the sweet smell of magnolias in the summertime.

Jeanie said...

This is just beautiful, Diane! And oh, what a glorious place to walk.

Our weather is brisk to say the least. 50s. Breezy. At least today is sunny -- last week, not so much! We keep hoping for a slight heat wave!

Karen Ann said...

We had two days of summer and then back to chilly wet spring. I envy your current weather situation.

Gillena Cox said...

Weather here is oh so hot, we should get the cooling rains starting in June, fingers crossed
Happy Mosaic Monday

much love...

Betsy Adams said...

Our weather in TN has been HOT and HUMID the past week ---but we have had some much-needed rain. AND--they say that we will not be as hot this week as we were last week. YEAH.... (I hate hot weather.)

Love your pictures.... Magnolias are so amazing and I love their smell...When I worked full-time when I lived in TX , I'd stop by a big Magnolia tree and take a bloom to our office for the day... Made everything smell so so so good....

I posted a full moon over the water on my blog post today.

Hugs,
Betsy

Latane Barton said...

Magnolias have such a heavenly scent. That must make your walk even more enjoyable.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

Our temps are inching up and up and up in these here parts.

Magnolias are beauties.

Mildred said...

Such pretty photos, sweet friend. My parents had 2 magnolia trees by their porch and I remember the fragrance so well. We are receiving much needed rain yesterday and today. Have a nice evening.

Sam I Am...... said...

They're blooming here too. My neighbor has a tree and they are beautiful and one bloom will scent an entire room! Their leaves are huge too and when Fall comes they are a mess....so glad it's in her yard and not mine! LOL!

Connie said...

Magnolias . . . they must be heavenly :)

Susie said...

Diane, I love all the beautiful pictures. I love the magnolia blossoms and those shiny leaves. You must have had a great walk. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

The magnolia blossoms are so pretty, Diane. I wish I could get a whiff of them from my screen.
I read your post about the baby Hawks. How fun to see them. I've had a hawk visit my little backyard 18 times since my Beleoved passed away, and sometimes I take pictures of him in the tree.
Hope you have a happy week!

Carla from The River said...

I have never smelled a magnolia.
What have you been purchasing at the market?

happyone said...

The blossoms are so very pretty.

Lowcarb team member said...

Wonderful mosaics.
Magnolias are so beautiful.

So lovely that you are able to shop at The Farmer's Market, they are just so good.

All the best Jan

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful, beautiful magnolias! Have tons of these in full bloom and I was just thinking that I needed to stop and get some photos of them. Beautiful mosaics, Diane! Have a blessed week...HUGS!

Linda said...

My sweet neighbor has a magnolia tree and when the branches were where she could reach them, she would share a bloom with me. Now they are so high we have to enjoy them with our eyes only! I painted a magnolia blossom - a 16X20 - that still hangs in my den. It was such a popular painting that I did one for my sister and another one or two for gifts to friends.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What a lovely place for your Thursday walk. The magnolias are beautiful.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love seeing your magnolia blossoms Diana - so beautifully lush.
Joy

Blondie's Journal said...

I love to see the magnolias when we are in Asheville. I thought we didn't have the climate to grow them here but I have a friend in Wisconsin who has no problem! Yay!

Jane x

Small City Scenes said...

I do love Magnolias---all of them
MB

Wandering Wren said...

Your magnolias are fabulous, sorry I have not been around more to stop and smell the roses, I mean magnolias, with you. This new life is pretty hectic!
Have a beautiful week.
Wren x

Janey and Co. said...

Love Magnolias. You certainly have a beautiful place to walk.. We have been at the beach where it was warm, humid and very windy.

Cranberry Morning said...

Southern Magnolia! Someone should make a soap with that fragrance. LOL. They are beautiful, aren't they!! Well it's not hot and humid here. Cold and rainy. I'll be glad to see the sun again, someday. Hope you have a great week. xo

cucki said...

What a lovely place for your walk ..I love them so much
Big hugs x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

They are so beautiful. Our home in Oregon (the one we sold to travel ) had a beautiful big Magnolia Grandiflora tree in the front yard...honestly I think it was why we bought that house! What a great place to walk and so cool it's near your farmers market.

Marcia Pilar said...

They're so beautiful. We don't get too many in SoFlo. Weather's dry and hot here too, but prefer to humid and hot which is just around the corner.
xo

Jacqueline said...


I have been in Georgia for five years now and I still get such joy out of some of the wonderful southern flowers. Lucky for me the previous owner planted magnolia and gardenias :-) I planted a Christmas camellia and it actually lived and is thriving !!! Your photos are beautiful as always.

Angie said...

I can smell the magnolias just by looking at the pictures. Thanks for the glorious shots!

Lorrie said...

Those magnolia blooms are so creamy and rich looking. Amazing! Hope the heat and humidity doesn't get you down. Send some our way (heat, not humidity).

Red Rose Alley said...

What pretty magnolia blooms. I've always loved this flower. That fountain in the middle of the water is delightful. So nice that you take walks here every Thursday. It's getting warmer here, and signs of summer are all around.

love, ~Sheri

Cherdecor said...

I've always loved magnolias, but they don't thrive here in Ohio. It was 72 degrees here today. I wore a sweater to the doctor's office because I knew they would have the A/C on. It takes me a while to warm up the spring. We have been having a lot of rain here. It was a wash over the weekend and it is supposed to be another one this weekend. Take care!

ann said...

Hello. Here I am way down at the bottom of the list.I have been quite remiss in blogging these days and I do miss my friends. I always surprised by the beauty of and variety of vegetation in Florida and we tend to say that I'd like to grow that; however, we need to just appreciate own beauty. Love the magnolia.

Gina said...

Diane, we don't have Magnolias in NJ (that I'm aware of...). I love seeing them here in NC. So regal and fragrant. ♥

Pam Jackson said...

Magnolia blooms are so pretty. I love taking pics of them but they are awesome to paint also. I have painted pics a couple of times of Magnolia blooms. HAHA....I understand about organizing PINTEREST boards. I need to go through and look at things again. Sometimes I do that and my taste has changed and I wonder why I pinned something to begin with.

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I wish I could smell them! Oh I do love the smell of Magnolias, so fragrant and glorious. What a nice walk to take after visiting the Farmer's market! Such a beautiful spot! I don't miss the humidity at all from the south, but it sure is nice to see all that green! Enjoyed your post today :)

Jenn Jilks said...

I have one blossom! I'm so happy! Yours are amazing.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh pretty pretty pretty pretty. I can almost smell them. Our summer is finally beginning - we are getting up over 65 now - and to us waterlogged Pacific Northwesters that is almost a heat wave. Days spent on the deck- maybe I'll get some doll photos done while the sun is so nice and warm.

Linda H said...

Gorgeous! They look so exotic! Almost like orchids!