Monday, September 18, 2017

Magnolias in Bloom

The Magnolia trees are in full bloom at the end of the summer here in Florida.


I took these photos a couple of nights before the hurricane hit but this tree survived. Magnolias are hardy and strong trees. I think some of the blooms even hung on.


 Doesn't this look like a little fish trying to jump out of the pond? I think it's just the dry top of a reed. 


A couple of nights after the hurricane, we were awed by this magnificent sky at sundown.


I guess we'll be saying 'before' and 'after' the storm for awhile but things are getting back to normal in my little part of the world! We are blessed and....

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31 comments:

Arlene Grimm said...

I love the scent of magnolia blossoms. So glad these pretty trees made it through the storm.

Stacey said...

Magnolia trees and those beautiful sunsets - so wonderful and such blessings.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Never seen a sky I didn't love

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such a pretty sky! I do love the after of a storm. We had some cooler days but it's getting hot again. I think most of the downed trees around here are taken care of and Sara got their power back finally! Hugs.

Sandy said...

The photos of the sunsets are beautiful. The magnolias are pretty too. It is interesting that yours are still blooming. Ours are completely done. Just a few hours south makes a big difference.

Vee said...

There are some storms so great that "before" and "after" becomes a helpful descriptive. Glad that things are settling down to normal and praying that things stay that way.

Henry said...

Wow, I just love this post!!! Thank you for those fascinating images. They just amazing!!!
Henry

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Beautiful sunset! Glad you survived the storm.

Terri D said...

Such beautiful skies after the storm! I'm happy you came through Irma okay. The magnolias are iconic in the south and especially in Florida. Hardy, like all of us who came through the hurricane! :)

Terra Hangen said...

What a dramatic sunset, your photos are lovely. I am confused about magnolias blooming; I planted my first one, a red Star Magnolia, this March and it bloomed then. Now the leaves are turning brown and there are flower buds on it. I am going to a garden center to ask if they bloom two times a year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Back to the Florida we know and love -- at least in your area -- and for that I am delighted. Thank you for sharing it. Amazing skies. I adore grandifloria magnolia.

happyone said...

Oh wow those skies are beautiful.
Glad to hear things getting back to normal.

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

Those clouds were probably the last remnants of Irma! We only got sprinkles from her here...I was hoping for more as we need the rain and I'm tired of watering but at least I have a home! I just can't even imagine what people do when they've lost everything!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

I am back in FL--my DD and I went as far away as Watkins Glen, NY-stayed there for 4 days before driving 3 days to get back here--will have lots of posts to do to catch everyone up on the news--
glad you did not get any real damage or water damage--
love your photos and yes it does look like a little 'fishy'!!!
enjoy the moments, di

Gina said...

Diane, I am glad the magnolia tree survived. I've seen a few here that are HUGE! Such gorgeous skies! I hope your clean up isn't too daunting. {{HUGS}}

Red Rose Alley said...

The magnolia trees are so pretty. I have a few of them in my neighborhood. Yes, they are such strong trees and sturdy blooms. The sunsets right after the hurricane are beautiful. That DOES look like a little fish hehehe. It's so nice that you see the little things in a hectic world, Diane.

love, ~Sheri

Cherdecor said...

I love magnolias. I am glad that they weathered the storm. Yes, you are blessed in deed.

Angie said...

Diane - nature is amazing - I think of the magnolia as a demure Southern lady - so glad they are more hardy than my imagination! And the sunsets - lovely - the best ones usually come with some clouds!

The Sketchy Reader said...

Beautiful magnolias, and those skies? WOW!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful collage of the magnolia macros ~ gorgeous ~ and wonderful post and photos thanks, ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

So glad to hear all is well. I LOVE magnolias!

BeachGypsy said...

those sundown scenes are so beautiful! I love magnolias and seeing them bloom again is nice! I'm glad you enjoyed Tansy's post, ha ha ha LOL--that girl is something else, LOL I will check her "extensive wardrobe" and see if she has a purple dress, LOL Have a great day, my friend!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love seeing Magnolias in bloom. So glad it survived the hurricane.
Beautiful sky shots! Have a lovely day Diane :)

Stephanie said...

Good morning, sweet friend! Thank you for the beautiful photos. My, what a stunning sky!

You have been in my thoughts and prayers, dear one. Hugs to you!

Jeanie said...

I do love seeing the magnolias and I'll bet they are all the more welcome after the storm -- that bright bit of beauty. Thank you -- I hope recovery in your world is going well.

hula-la said...

Wow...awesome photos here! Especially those sky shots! I have gathered some of the magnolia leaves from a friend's house to make a wreath. Autumn is coming out and about here in the northeast! Aloha!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Wow! That is so pretty! I looked at the hurricane photos, it looks like your area made it through pretty well! But there is probably stuff wrong that we cannot see from photos. My sister in Miami fared much better than my sister in Houston. xoxo Su

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
I have been praying for you and hope that all is getting back to normal the best it can. My family in Texas is getting back to normal too. Marv is still thinking of what he will do this winter.

Have a great week and thank you for the well wishes for the sale.
Love,
Carla

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Preciosas fotos!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the Magnolia blooms are pretty. I just love the gorgoeus sky images. Beautiful captures. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

Lorrie said...

I'm a little late getting to this post, but I'm glad I did - wonderful sky shots after the hurricanes. I'm so glad things are getting back to normal for you. Magnolias are such pretty trees.