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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Food for thought...

Thank you all for the wonderful, thoughtful comments on my last post. I've read through them all several times and will respond individually after I've had a little more time to mull them over. There's a lot of food for thought there.

In the meantime, here are two photos I snapped on Saturday  and wanted to share.

The tulip magnolias are already blooming (almost a month early). This tree is in my neighbor's yard. 

Sunset later that same day. This picture was taken looking out of my front door. 
I try to remind myself daily that there's beauty all around me, if I'll only take the time to look for it.

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  1. The magnolia tree is splendid.

    Alphie

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    1. It's beautiful, but a good hard freeze will turn all those flowers to brown mush instantly. But since the flowers don't last long anyway, they may escape unscathed!

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  2. Well you certainly found some beauty around you and you didn't have to go far to find it. That magnolia tree is magnificent as is the sunset. I too have read the comments from your previous post several times. Food for thought indeed!!

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    1. You're right, beauty is all around us. :)

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  3. I love the magnolia tree, my grandparents used to have one at their London home.

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    1. Aren't they just gorgeous? They're one of my favorite things about early spring!

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  4. We have probably many more weeks of cold and grey weather here before the magnolia trees in my street start thinking about blooming! But I know they will be there eventually, and I am glad you have such beauty to look at right now.

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    1. Spring in this part of South Carolina is truly lovely. It's my favorite season!

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  5. Is there a more lovely tree for a week or two than a magnolia?

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    1. We're too far south for cherry trees, but plum, crabapple, and peach trees have beautiful flowers and we have those in abundance.

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  6. I love magnolia trees. There are some beautiful ones in nearby gardens.Not sure when exactly they are supposed to bloom here, but it isn't soon! As often or not there will be a hard frost just as they come out and they all turn brown overnight. Such a shame.

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    1. These are extremely early this year. I'd hate to see a hard frost destroy the flowers.

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  7. As Louis Armstrong sang..."I think to myself/ What a beautiful world."

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  8. Wow Jennifer, your warming trend is way ahead of what our weather's like now. There is a very large tulip magnolia tree at the corner of my street. It's in a spot that is sheltered from the stiff crosstown breezes and catches full sunlight. Even so...it's going to be quite a while before we see any buds or blooms. Thank you for the beautiful preview of what will come. xo

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    1. New York is an entirely different climate than eastern South Carolina! But Spring is coming....the longer days are proof of it! :)

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  9. Your photos are beautiful. Today on my blog I have something my sister posted on Facebook. Reading it might make you feel a tiny bit better.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Beautiful photos Jennifer, if magnolias were as small as hydrangeas the gardens here at MM would have many more than what there is. But then what would I do with all those hydrangeas?

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