Saturday, 5 October 2013

Spring 2013

We've had an amazing beautiful spring in Australia this year. My magnolia stick bloomed for the first time! Two flowers, that counts as blooms, right?

It's barely grown since I planted it, but this gives me hope


One year I'll be able to look out my kitchen window and see something like this....


Robertson Park was a vertiable sea of blossoms this year.




These photos were a few weeks ago now. The best of the blossoms have sadly now gone, although this week my irises are out, and I saw lots of wisteria in bloom on my walk today. 

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20 comments:

Brona Joy said...

I do miss spring blossoms now that I'm in Sydney.
Robertson Park looks amazing this year (that's the one in the CBD near the railway crossing?)

The magnolia's were also amazing in Sydney. The wind held off so we could enjoy the blooms for more than one day :-)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

That last picture is magical!

Jeanie said...

I love seeing spring in your land as we approach fall in ours! While you are posting magnolias, I am posting the beauty of early autumn on Marmelade Gypsy, and that makes me smile.

Clearly, your magnolia is off to a good stars and I bet before you know it, it will look much like the others in your pot!

rippleeffects said...

Amazing photo! Love the prolific pink. Don't think we have magnolias here in Alberta. While you're having spring, we're into fall and soon, winter.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

At this time of year (for us), I do enjoy seeing what the opposite season looks like. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

grammajudyb said...

Thanks for your pretty flower photos. We had an unusually early snow storm yesterday. Flower here are done!!

Anne Bennett said...

How long ago did you plant your magnolia stick? I tried a magnolia tree in my yard and it couldn't take all the water that our winters give out. Lovely spring pics. Anne@My Head is Full of Books

Peggy Ann said...

So pretty! and the leaves are changing here!

Elizabeth said...

No other words to describe these photos except GORGEOUS.

THANK YOU.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Saturday Snapshot

Irene said...

Lovely.

Ginger Redman-McConnell said...

Louise, Magnolias take a long time to grow from their stick form to their round, tall, stately dark green with pink blossoms state. You will just have to imagine it.

bermudaonion said...

Two blooms definitely count!

Vicki said...

I like the first three, but the last three photos are absolutely beautiful!!

Ginx Craft said...

How lovely to see your signs of spring, when we are in the midst of autumn.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I have a magnolia (a tree, we call it) in my yard! Mine is white and the blooms are enormous and fragrant and abundant.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

BTW, I hope you can join in the readathon, Louise! It looks like it will start for you in Australia somewhere around 10 pm or 11 pm on Saturday, October 12. Here's a link for the start times around the world.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

i don't know that i've seen a pink magnolia ~ so gorgeous! are they fragrant as well as the white ones? The white ones are everywhere in the south in the U.S.

Lady In Read said...

beautiful.. i have to wait till late March to see those wonderful blossoms here ...

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Lovely! I hope it grows up quickly so you can enjoy the blooms.

I had a Pink Magnolia for 25 years. They don't last too much longer where I live because of our cold winters. I do miss seeing the flowers but I've replaced it with a much more climate appropriate Serviceberry.

Melinda Ott said...

Great pictures! I love the cherry blossoms!