Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers: Magnolia Monday!

Good Monday Morning!

Hope you are off to a good week!


The magnolia trees are going crazy here with some incredible blooms.

The smell is absolutely incredible too.

I firmly believe that all owners of magnolia trees should place ladders beside their trees during blooming season to make it easy for admirers such as myself to get up to

1) see the blooms up close and

2) place our snouts firmly within the blooms.

Until this idea catches on, I shall be the strange lady lurking around the trees, jumping up and down like a maniac to catch a whiff of the intoxicating aroma.









People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
--Iris Murdoch


45 comments:

Nat said...

Happy Monday Betty! Good choice... magnolias rank high up on my list of favourites :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Crows on your roof, Betty in the trees!

Lin said...

Wouldn't it be lovely to have them bloom all the time?? Oh yeah, then we would take them for granted and not appreciate the aroma. Rats. I like peonies, magnolias, and lilacs. Oh, and gardenias too.

Happy sniffing!!

Leah J. Utas said...

I've never smelled a magnolia. One more thing I must do.

Daisy said...

Lovely flowers today, Betty. I really liked the quote you used today too. :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Beautiful! I haven't seen a magnolia tree in quite a while.

Teresa Evangeline said...

No magnolias here, but I have shoved my nose in a bloom or two this summer. I love those photos, and what a great quote! Thank You!

Flartus said...

Ah, I think I've finally hit upon the reason behind all this humidity in the south. It helps the perfume of magnolia flowers drift heavily to the ground.

Enjoy the high jumps, though, I'm sure it's good for the calves or something.

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

I just finished my morning walk and passed several Magnolias. Thanks for reminding me of their beauty. Tomorrow morning I'll give them more than a passing glance. Happy Monday! ☺

EmptyNester said...

We have a HUGE Magnolia right in the backyard. All four of the lovelies have tattoos--Birdie's is a Magnolia blossom.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely blooms, I will smell them with you.

Mellisa Rock said...

Happy Monday. This was my absolute favorite climbing tree when I visited my Aunt. It made for the best pretend soup ever!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Magnolias are such a strange and magnificent flower. Love these photos, Betty. :)

Susan in the Boonies said...

Thanks for the Monday flowers! I share your enthusiasm for the magnolia blossom!!!

Pat said...

Lovely photos. Magnolia tress bloom in the spring in the Midwest. I love your idea of the ladder in the tree. Maybe it will catch on.

blueviolet said...

They most definitely are a wonderful flower!

Linda said...

The blossoms are beautiful, and the quote from Iris Murdoch is oh so true.

Lydia K said...

Big, showy flowers...magnolias are some of my favorites.

Marg said...

The magnolia blooms are gorgeous. I have two baby trees so I get to see the blooms up close and personal. It is just too bad the trees themselves take so long to grow up. Hope you have a marvelous day.

KLZ said...

This makes me want to be a Southern belle this Monday.

Madi and Mom said...

Yum we can smell their sweet fragrance all the way over here....
Hugs Madi and Mom

Mamma has spoken said...

That is interesting that it is blooming now. Mine always blooms in the late spring/early summer or whatever you want to call the time around Memorial Day.

Jennifer Shirk said...

I have two Magnolia trees in my backyard. But the flowers are gone now... Boo-hoo.

TS Hendrik said...

That's why I always carry around a pocket ladder. Never know when a magnolia tree will need smelling.

Eva Gallant said...

I'm getting this vision of Jumping Jack Betty!

jenny_o said...

Around here the magnolia trees only bloom in spring - strange! (Canada, eastern seaboard)

Old Kitty said...

Yay for these beautiful aromatic blooms!!!!

Jump away BB!!! Jump away!! :-) Take care
x

Nicolasa @ {My}Perspective said...

Gorgeous! I love this!

Pat Tillett said...

Your pics and descriptions are so good that I can smell them. Happy Monday!

Ann said...

So pretty. I've never had the pleasure of seeing a magnolia other than in pictures.

Ms. A said...

Guess I won't have to worry about that in my yard. The only thing that grows, is sago palms. (and I hate them)

Baby Sister said...

I do love Magnolias, and those pictures are simply beautiful!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Thanks, Betty. Those are great close-ups and take me back. I grew up in LA, with lots of Magnolia trees everywhere.

PS No worries about your son. I'll watch him closely at all the parties. Actually, Chico's a very nice school with some great programs. You must keep me posted.
xoRobyn

Kazzy said...

I have always loved magnolias. If we lived in a different climate I would certainly have one of these in my yard!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Lovely pictures. I wish my computer had scratch and sniff capabilities.

LittleSilkDress said...

Beautiful!

That Janie Girl said...

Oh, Betty! Those are quite lovely! They have those in East Texas and they are always quite beautiful...

Jules said...

Those are some TOTALLY Awesome shots! Happy Monday Betty. Sorry for the MIA, I have 1 more week of work then hopefully regular hours again. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Marlene said...

Wait a minute...you get magnolias blooming in July?!!! We only get them in late April!

Retired English Teacher said...

I kept wishing I had a scratch and sniff computer screen. Now, that's an idea to be developed.

ds said...

Gorgeous magnolias! I do the same thing with lilacs in May: bend the branches down and inhale as deeply as possible...the scent has to last a year, after all.

SquirrelQueen said...

I am just imagining you jumping up and down trying to catch the scent, I've done that too. The magnolias are gorgeous.

Catherine said...

Well now... I know why I was so 'out of sorts' yesterday. I missed Betty's Monday flowers!! ;)
xo Catherine

Leanne said...

They really are such a lovely flower, aren't they?? Love these photos, dear.

Sara said...

Yes! Let's petition to make the tree ladders socially acceptable! Our neighbors have a gojillion magnolia trees that are so old that the blooms are at least 15 feet off the ground. I want photos of 'em!