…I could sit under it watching the sky for hours.
One of my favourite moments of the Spring is when our magnolia comes into bloom…
…it has such a beautiful tulip shape.
This little blackbird seemed to be enjoying it too.
One of the things I look forward to most in the Spring, is our magnolia coming into flower.
It’s absolutely wonderful this year…
…such a shame it doesn’t last very long.
Ours has a while to go before it’s as big as the one in the Priory garden.
It’s also been the best year yet for the magnolia.
We’ve had it about seven years now, and it was also a present from Tantie, Adam’s great-aunt.
I think it’s quite the loveliest flower.
We woke up this morning to SNOW! As you can see, Mr Jones was a good chap and cleared the pavement outside the pub.
Here is 29 QS with a light blanket of snow.
I loved the way the magnolia flower acted as a cup for the snow.
The grape hyacinths look very brave, don’t they?
And the tulips were undaunted…
Here is the last, brave magnolia flower. I think it almost looks like a water lily.
I think there’s enough of a goth about me (that would be YOU Ms.Bones) to be slightly fixated on black flowers. There are no truely black flowers
– this tulip is really a lovely rich purple, but I love the idea of a black orchid. Forget climbing the glass mountian, go find me a bouquet of black flowers….now there’s an idea for a painting all you artist types 8-).