Today's Flowers: Magnolia

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I took my nephews and my daughter to the Poplar Grove Plantation in Wilmington, North Carolina, last week. The magnolia trees on the grounds of this very interesting place were gorgeous. Here was the sole blossom open on a sultry summer day. More pictures of the plantation are here.

Today's Flowers

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  2. I always find magnolias so decadent - their look and their smell.

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  3. an amazing flower from an amazing tree! so beautiful!

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  4. Very Beautiful. The curves and folds of the petals so well captured.

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  5. Those flowers are too cool... Some are made of steel also...

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  6. The magnolia is a southern icon. I am always amazed to see them growing wild in forests in the south. Such a beautiful tree. A friend of mine always cuts those blooms and floats them in a beautiful glass dish. They last for days.

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  7. I miss North Caroline and your beautiful picture brings back some lovely memories.;)
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    xoxo

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  8. i've seen a blooming magnolia tree and it's gorgeous!

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  9. Magnolias have such a pretty scent. Lovely photo and bloom!

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  10. I was just thinking about how fragrant the air must've been..... Beautiful shot!

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  11. That's a beautiful shot Sandy. I've visited the plantation before. I enjoyed your slideshow.

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  12. what a lush flower-simply gorgeous!

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  13. The white stands out great against the leaves!

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  14. Oh, I love magnolias, Sandy! This is such a gorgeous capture! Really exquisite! Hope you've had a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  15. Beautiful shot!!
    Here in Canada Magnolias bloom in spring and only for a short time.
    - Cheers Gisela.

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  16. You've down south, that's why you have magnolias?? We have a lovely new tree that blooms in the spring and shakes all its petals early.

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  17. Lovely bloom, Sandy. Magnolias are in their best element at this time of the year. :)

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  18. Nothing like magnolia blossoms to let you know you are in the south.

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  19. I have a friend with the name Magnolia


    Sandy, lovely slide.
    congrats

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  20. The smell of a magnolia is heavenly.
    Sigh!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  21. Lovely, Sandy. I wouldn't have thought there'd be any blossoms now...but I only know about the magnolias that bloom in Canada (I'm sure they are different), which bloom in spring.

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  22. It is fun when these trees bloom again. Hope you are having a great time down south.

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  23. I always want to rub my fingers on magnolia petals. . .amazing and unique. Thanks for sharing the beauty [and I can feel the humidity reading your post]
    Happy vacation!

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  24. You're in the Wilmington area? Very cool. I'm in the RDU area. Anyways, I love magnolia trees and blossoms. They're probably my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Though I've been in the San Francisco area for 33 years, it always does my Georgia heart good to see a magnolia!!


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  26. I'm going to have to remember Poplar Grove the next time we're in the Wilmington area.

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