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Apr 10, 2009

Magnolia Tree

Spring has finally arrived in my city! Everything is in bloom. This coming Monday is my day-off, and I am hoping to get outside and view the cherry blossoms.

I took this photo of a the magonolia tree a few days ago. I really love the flowers that bloom on this tree. It is always a pleasant surprise for me to see them.

According to Wikipedia, the
Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles.

In parts of Japan the large leaves are used for wrapping food, and also as a makeshift dish to grill meat.

Magnolias in the Sky by Gallery Juana

For more photos of the sky, check out Looking at the Sky on Friday at Crazy Working Mom's Blog.

15 comments:

Cathy said...

that's so lovely! the sky has some pink tones like the flowers

maryt/theteach said...

Juana, a gorgeous magnolia tree! My magnolia trees are pink! Beautiful shots! :)

Norm said...

what a lovely sky with a gorgeous magnolia flower, absolutely pretty..

sunnymama said...

Beautiful!

Misty Dawn said...

I ♥ Magnolia trees, and this is a truly artistic and gorgeous photo!

ZenDotStudio said...

Magnolias are sort of shockingly magnificent, aren't they. I love that the flowers arrive before any greenery and then they are so huge and voluptuous looking. Nice shot.

Ralph said...

The clouds and sky are huge with little detail. However, the Magnolia when compared to the sky offers an exquisite and elegant detail, making the sky the perfect backdrop to this picture!

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Lovely. Our magnolias aren't blooming yet, but they will be very soon. Thanks for sharing.

Dianne said...

this is so beautiful, what perfect perspective! and so clear

I loved your comment on mine - very poetic and very kind

BLOGitse said...

beautiful...art of nature...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The magnolia is to die for!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

You guys are great! Thank you for your lovely comments. I hope to do a painting of this photo soon.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my that's beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing your painting now!

fly tie said...

such a pretty angle in which you captured it. interesting facts about the flower.

readingsully2 said...

That a shot. Nicely done.

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