Monday, May 6, 2019

Southern Magnolias

I drove 'next door' to Sholom Park and walked after I went to the Farmer's market last week.


Ahhh....so peaceful and beautiful!


Neat trails and lots of flowers blooming.


It was a good chance to get close up and personal with the Magnolia trees!


Aren't the blooms amazing?


So much detail in each and every one! And so fragrant!


It was a glorious Spring day! 

Do Magnolias grow where you live?

I’m joining Angie for Mosaic Monday HERE 

and Amaze me Monday HERE


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh the magnolias are beautiful, I love the way the petals cup the stamens as they fall, what a beautiful walk you took us on today. No magnolias grow here, far too far north.

Sandra said...

yes, there are magnolias on our street and the streets around us. they are such large trees, and the flowers look UP to the sun, and make it difficult to get photos like these.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Pretty pictures! Yes, we have magnolias here in NC - but you know that :-)

It's me said...

Yeah !!...i loooove magnolia !!...💕💕💕happy week love Ria 💕

riitta k said...

That is a beautiful and calming park to have a walk. I loved the big grasses along the walkway. Happy MM.

Nanaland said...

I love the scent of Magnolias...rather reminds me of lemonade.

Tom said...

...they are beautiful and I have one growing here in Rochester, NY.

Vee said...

Beautiful pics! Yes, there are magnolias here and I actually saw one blooming today.

Carla from The River said...

Great photos!! I love #4, that is so neat how the insides are softly on the petals.
Love, Carla

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh, those gorgeous Magnolia blossoms!! How beautiful!

Terri D said...

Yes, of course, we have magnolias here and they are beautiful indeed! What a lovely park you shared with us today!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Beautiful photos. I do enjoy going on walks with you via your blog!

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful pictures!

Inger said...

I don't know if magnolias grow in California. They don't grow here in the mountains, I don't think. But I remember them from when I lived in Princeton, NJ. They are just lovely and your pictures a special.

Linda said...

My next door neighbor has a magnolia tree. It is a tradition that she gifts me a bloom each spring. Now that I think about it - the tree has grown so tall that I'm wondering if I will get one this year. They may be out of reach!

Jeanie said...

Wonderful details here, Diane. I do love magnolias and those purples on the path are equally beautiful!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, these pictures stirred my heart. This trail is so pretty. Look at those purple flowers alongside it. And the magnolia blossoms are beautiful. There is a magnolia tree in the neighborhood, but I haven't seen any blossoms yet this Spring. Their center is so unusual and detailed, and I love the photos you took of the petals, that's amazing. I hope you brought home some goodies at the Farmer's Market. Fresh fruit sounds good right now.

~Sheri

ps....thank you for your comment on my Mother's Day post. It was so special to me. I didn't realize you were also young when you had your boys. Happy Mother's Day to you, Diane. : )

Anonymous said...

Such a lovely walk, Diane. Thank you for sharing it with us. Yes, we have Magnolia trees here. Very pretty!

PS I am hosting a Mother's Day giveaway! xo

Ann Thompson said...

The magnolias are beautiful and so is the park

Silver Willow said...

fabulous photos. And I don't know about magnolias and Arizona. Only lied here about 2 weeks. LOL

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

we had lots of magnolias around our neighborhood when we lived on the VA eastern shore, but none here in Nashua, NH. The walk you shared with us was a colorful one and those blooms were beautiful.

happyone said...

Beautiful!! Yes, Magnolias grow around here.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are gorgeous. Magnolias don’t really do as well here, I think it’s too hot. They turn brown almost as soon as they bloom. But they do beautifully in Oregon! The house we lived in for 30 years and sold when we retired had a beautiful big Southern Magnolia in the front yard. I swear I think that tree was why we bought the house! Nice memories!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Any park with a name like Shalom Park should indeed be a beautiful place.

Angie said...

Diane - I agree with Laurie - I have never before seen a photo with the petals cupping the stamens - a wonderful symbol of southern hospitality! No, we don't have magnolias in Montana, so I will have to enjoy them through you! Thanks for spreading a little magnolia love around Mosaic Monday.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

It's like I can smell the magnolias as I read your words and look at your photos. Merci beaucoup!

Lorrie said...

Wow, what great photos of the lovely magnolia blossoms. The petals look like creamy little cups. What a beautiful world we live in!

Nancy Chan said...

A beautiful park to walk in and enjoy the plants especially the Magnolias flowers. I am not sure about Magnolias growing here.

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Precioso jardín y preciosas flores, besos

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You are always going on such nice walks and see such pretty flowers. Have a great day and week Diane.

Estelle's said...

Magnolia blooms are magical aren't they? Being from Mississippi, I grew up with them since they are our state flower! To my amazement, Texas has many Magnolia trees included in the landscaping. What a beautiful walking trail you shared today...thank you!

Debby Ray said...

The magnolia blossoms are just starting to come on here...and you're right...they have such a gorgeous bloom! What a lovely place for a walk! Have a great week, Diane...HUGS!

DeniseinVA said...

Pretty area with the flowers and those magnolia blooms are stunning.

Barbara said...

We are so enjoying the Magnolia tree our builder planted right outside Beloved's study window (on the front of the house), as well as the looooong line of them as we approach the entrance to our community. They are stunning right now!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
It is a beautiful park and wonderful trail. The magnolia blooms are beautiful, love the closeups. Enjoy your day and week ahead!

Betty said...

I would love to take a walk on that path. Your pictures are so pretty.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh my, those magnolias are just beautiful.
Wonderful photographs here Diane, thank you.

All the best Jan