Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Japanese Magnolia

The Japanese Magnolia has coaxed its pretty pink blossoms open just in time for Valentine's Day. I found this moss-covered tree on a shady lane between Selma and Dallas avenues.

13 comments:

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. That is stunning. It would worry me to no end that frost or a big freeze would kill the tree.

Jim said...

We really dont have moss trees here. Its neat looking, kind of exotic.

Halcyon said...

That's beautiful! I wonder if I could find one to plant in my yard. I want a magnolia tree, but everyone says the leaves are a hassle to rake.

It was spring-ish here for a few days and now the cold front has moved in again. Brrr... guess that darn groundhog was right!

Rambling Round said...

Mr. Lincoln, We are supposed to have a hard freeze tonight. I hope it doesn't damage these blooms, but at least I already have them preserved digitally!

Halcyon, I know they have these trees around Jackson, and they aren't the huge magnolia that have unruly leaves to rake. These are a lot different. You would love these trees...blooms before most everything else to help break that winter cabin fever.

isabella said...

Beautiful photo!

smilnsigh said...

This takes my breath away!

The moss, as much as the flowers!

Oh happy sighhhhhhhhhhh...

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

Oh my, I just may point people to this entry of yours. I have lots of ladies who read 'smilnsigh,' who are so wanting to think of Spring. :-)

Mari-Nanci

marley said...

Beautiful tree, ours are still in bud.

Bergson said...

what a height!! these magniolias are extraordinary

happy valentine's

Hyde DP said...

A gorgeous looking tree

The D in D & T said...

Magnolia trees are absolutely stunning. This is a great picture, really beautiful.

Matthieu said...

It seems as if Mother Nature took care of the Valentines.

Son Poemas said...

It is a very nice picture. I like the flowers, the colors and the textures.

Gracias.