Monday, March 5, 2012

Magnolia Blossoms


I brought home a bunch of magnolia branches on our last trip into Portland. They already had beautiful pink buds, which the florist thought would soon open as blossoms. But either from the trip home, or because I didn't clip the ends sufficiently before I put them in water, only a few of the buds opened fully into their sweet blossoms. 

As you can see, I take many of these closeup pictures on our kitchen shelf. The window provides good lighting on these grey winter days. But also, I can multi-task as the babies have their snack and watch me take photos. I'm sure that one day they'll lose this curiosity...but for now, they seem to enjoy watching mama with her clicking toy. 

30 comments :

heloisa de mesquita inoue said...

É uma das flores que mais gosto! Tenha uma linda semana!

Anne said...

Oh so glorious!! I love Magnolias but can't grow them where I am now... Enjoy your blossoms!

Anonymous said...

It's nice to see a little "real life" on your shelves. I know that they are usually staged for pictures, but it makes me smile to see all the bottles there!

'Inga' said...

Magnolias are beautiful!
I am hesitant to plant one, I do see them in this area though, some very tall!
Have been following your blog since the Country Living spread; lovely house you have created!

Have a nice week!

pve design said...

One of my favorite blossoms. My Aunt had the most wonderful tree but complained of the mess it made but was worth it for those blooms.
pve

ESpeCiaLmente GaSPaS said...

Lovelly :)

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

... and you always take the most beautiful images!!
Forcing branches in the early spring is such an exciting thing, watching bare branches tun out the most beautiful blooms and leaves... just wonderful!!

A Country Farmhouse said...

Oh my gosh that made me laugh! The baby dishes were not staged although I probably should have at least straightened them up a bit!
Trina

Nancy said...

Magnolias say spring, spring, spring. Love your blog and your beautiful home. I'm your newest follower. I've got a giveaway going at my newest blog http://ajoyfulcottage.com We're giving away a beautiful print of my husband's original artwork. Stop by and enter, if you have a chance. Blessings.

for the love of a house said...

So sweet and so sweet to see the little baby bottles! I bet they do love to watch you playing!!

xoj.

Brenda said...

Heavenly photography! The magnolia is incredibly beautiful and this has almost inspired me to venture out into the freezing cold and clip a few branches from the garden.

Anonymous said...

Please turn around next time and show us the babies watching you!
Love your photographs!
xo Dianne

Nantucket Daffodil said...

So lovely to see on a cold winter's day! There is hope. Great lighting :)

Ispirato Design said...

Magnolias are my favorite- mine won't be blooming for at least a month. Your photographs are absolutely amazing, stunning, gorgeous....

Posy and Co. said...

My hearts always a flutter with the results of your, uh, shutter. Honestly, I didn't plan that! I adore your blog. Much love, Lisa

Anonymous said...

you always have such lovely photographs. what kind of camera do you use? I know its more the user than the equipment that makes such eloquent photos but I am curious.

A Country Farmhouse said...

I use a Canon Rebel xsi. I also use basic Photoshop. I am a total amateur and hope to one day read a book or take an online tutorial.
Trina

Susan said...

Gorgeous! I love Magnolias; I can't wait until they bloom around here. I've been wanting to plant a Magnolia since I moved down to Texas.

Your pictures are gorgeous (as always!)

Windlost said...

magnolias are just about my favorite flower. a neighbour in toronto had a stunning giant magnolia tree and i think of it every spring. i loved it when it burst into flower and even as the flowers started to drop, which seemed to happen very fast. so lovely!
xo terri

Lynne said...

Lovely indeed . . .

country girl said...

Gorgeous! Lucky you!
xoxo

Kit said...

Her clicking toy! Love it! My girls always saw me with a camera and now they are shutter-bugs themselves. :) Pretty flowers, when I came home from California I had to buy myself some flowers for work. Kit

Design is... All in the Detail said...

Love the clicking toy! Out of the mouths of babes! The photo is beautiful even if all the blossoms didn't do their job - it is still gorgeous! Thanks for sharing - Jalon

VictoriaArt said...

We have this old Magnolia tree in our garden, every storm has taken it's toll over the years, but I cannot part with it, every spring this tree is a pink flame, all gorgeousness and I am enchanted
Soon, there are already green tips!
Your blossoms are lovely!
(I remember my babies watching me doing this and that...while sitting at the table or swing)

xoxo

Rie said...

Love the baby bottles too!

5th and State said...

and mama clicks away in a manner that is so hauntingly beautiful
what a delight to awake to this lovely image
best
debra

Leslie said...

beautiful photograph! the magnolia flower is so sweet and delicate looking. enjoy those babies :)

Susan Kane said...

Maybe because magnolias are so fragile and bloom & go, they are all the more special.

Kristin Peake Interiors said...

Love this....with the stark white background, simply beautiful

Anonymous said...

Trina thanks for the info on the camera. I have a Cannon EOS 20D it is a bit out dated but I love it! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures ;)

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