Today's Flowers: In a State of Rest

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I was out for a walk the other day when I found these flowers holding on for dear life and looking soft and lovely in the afternoon light. When I got to the top of the hill, I took a look up to drink in the sky, and I got a wonderful dose of magnolia in the making. Sometimes it's all in the looking up.
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Today's Flowers

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  1. Wonderful shots Sandy, my favorite is the second with the pretty blue sky.

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  2. Love your pictures Sandy.
    Very soon the bud of the Magnolia will bloom and reveal a beautiful flower.
    Gisela
    One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.
    - W. E. Johns

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  3. Weather. Great Nature.
    Luiz Ramos

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  4. Carrying a camera makes me see more than I would otherwise. I'm convinced of that! I'm glad you looked around!

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  5. Great shots Sandy!
    Beautiy of a Rose, happy valentine's day!

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  6. fun reminder that spring will come

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  7. Magnolia's are my dh's favourite flower...........oh how I wish the snow would melt!!

    Gill in Canada

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  8. The Magnolia buds are always nice wrapped up in their little hairy cacoons. Your bud gives me some hope.

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  9. Sandy: It certainly is a time to regroup and wait for the blooms to start again.

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  10. Lovely shots - I love the second one with the bright blue sky - I can´t remember when I last time saw a blue sky!

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  11. I see the bud popping out, surely hope Spring would come soon!

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  12. Great shots. You have an eye for seeing the possible.

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  13. Love to see those buds! Hope spring gets a move on it soon!! But like you I looked up yesterday at our lilac tree and lo and behold there were dozens of tight little leaf buds in such a tender shade of green! Made my heart soar! Happy Valentine's Day! May it be a beautiful day for you!

    Sylvia

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  14. I like the first picture best. They almost look like sparrows sitting there, particularly the one on the far right.

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  15. Wonderful sights of winter. Your words and shots are so poetic. I hope you and yours have a Happy Valentine's day.

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  16. The promise of spring! It can't get here soon enough.

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  17. Great photos. There is certainly beauty in things long gone, if not for just the memory of their time here.
    Flowers coming to bloom are like gifts unopened.
    Happy Valentine's Day!!

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  18. Looking up, or just in a direction you normally wouldn't.

    Yes.

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  19. Oh, that second shot is pretty! Makes me feel hopeful.

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  20. I love the top image. Gorgeous!

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  21. Magnolia buds already!! Lucky you!
    Seedpods are wonderful winter interest among the gardens!
    Happy Valentine's Day Sandy!

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  22. Nice photos Sandy. Our magnolia has those fuzzy pods on them now too. I hope you get another day off tomorrow to rest up.

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  23. Beautiful photos, Sandy!
    Happy Valentine's Day

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  24. I'd miss at least a third of what my camera lens eventually finds if I didn't look up. Beautiful photos, Sandy.

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  25. O, Lo!

    Lo! Look up!
    How loverly be the budsy
    Blooms! How huggable be
    The tender hues!
    Upping myself to hilltop yon
    Upon my tiptoes,
    There I delicately pick
    My dose of magnolia,
    And sniffling –
    I have a cold.

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  26. Great shots. I love the buds.

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  27. Both very nice photographs, Sandy!

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  28. waiting, like all of us, for spring...

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  29. Nice shot. Spring is in the air!

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  30. Great pictures. I like the idea of nature just being at rest.

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  31. Beautiful shots, both of them. I would have lost a lot of shots if I did't look up! :)

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  32. love the second flower!

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  33. Wonderful wintry captures ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  34. Love the contrast between the spent blooms and new life.

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  35. Oh I am taking to heart this promise of an early spring .. please ..

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  36. Such beauty in nature and love that pretty blue sky.

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