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Magnolia grandiflora

Posted by
MadScientist (Düsseldorf, Germany) on 5 April 2011 in Plant & Nature.

Let us admire these flowers for another moment. Their scent was the right antidote for the winter blues.

Damion Coe from Portland, United States

Ah Spring! Went out out see the magnolias here on Sunday, but they hadn't quite opened up yet. Thanks for the preview!

5 Apr 2011 5:17am

@Damion Coe: It's always surprising what a little distance of a few (90) kilometres does to vegetation. Bonn is at least two weeks ahead.

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Wow, it really is Spring where you are! Gorgeous magnolias -- I can almost smell them!

5 Apr 2011 5:28am

@MissT: The scent was indeed lovely! Too bad they bloom only for a short time!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

These blooms are quick to fall but all the more precious for that . . celebratory !

5 Apr 2011 6:01am

@Ronnie 2¢: This was not the only Magnolia I've discovered that day, but it was the biggest one.

DIMITRIOS from ATHENS, Greece

the light that you captured there is EXCELLENT, BRAVO.

5 Apr 2011 9:18am

@DIMITRIOS: Many thanks, Dimitrios!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Oh,dear! Oh,dear! You're killing me with these superb blooms! If I were you.....I'd take the tree home! I love the tall image that gives me the illusion of being just there, on the branch, close and personal!

5 Apr 2011 11:14am

@Japanalia: Düsseldorf's Magnolias aren't blooming yet! Spring is coming fast, but Bonn is two weeks ahead.

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Genau!! Du hast lang genug gewarted :D Frueling ist da! Viel spass!

5 Apr 2011 2:28pm

@Ina: Danke sehr! Ich freue mich darauf! :)

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Yes, as of a year ago I had one of these in my front yard. Beautiful and a spicy fragrant - then down come the petals making a mess and clogging the guttes....ah spring! Beautiful light here.

6 Apr 2011 12:41am

@Christine Walsh: At least beautiful garbage. :-)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great textures and colors in this close-up.

6 Apr 2011 3:22am

@Steven: Thanks, Steven! Colours and light are back, it was high time!