As I was walking and driving around our neighborhood this week, I was struck by the stunning display of the magnolias. Once again, I snapped these quickly with my iPod. No time to run home and grab my camera.
This magnolia, with larger, burgundy-colored blooms, is the only one of its kind around here. It lost a major limb during superstorm Sandy, but it seems to be hanging in there. You can see where the branch tore off. I hope it survives. The flowers are single. Probably an old cultivar.
This pink one is common, but that doesn’t mean it’s not amazing. Look at how full it is. It almost hides the house, doesn’t it?
And finally, the white, fragrant beauty at the end of the street. It’s the first to bloom and it’s kind of winding down now, but you can still smell it when you walk by.
The dogwoods will be next, and I’m ready!