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Friday, April 15, 2011

Walking Among the Magnolias in Eden Park - Cincinnati, USA

Good morning,


The image in the header and these images I have to share today were taken in the Magnolia Planting section of Eden Park in Cincinnati.
 Every year we look forward to this magnificent display of color...
 ...and hope a spring storm doesn't knock the blossoms down before we can enjoy them.

 It seems I see this handsome man out taking pictures often.

 There he is again on the bottom left of this image.


 Goodness,  I think he sees me, too.  ;)  As we often do, we took pictures of each other...
...then went back to capturing all these gorgeous blossoms with our cameras.

As a post script to this day, this was the ONLY sunny day the week we took these pictures.  And, as I write this a few days after they were taken, we have had severe storms that have knocked many of those pretty blossoms to the ground.  We were just plain lucky to get there on the right day this year.

Enjoy!

Lois

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20 comments:

Angela Häring-Christen said...

It' s the right time to go to the magnolia park. Your pictures are wonderful.
Greetings
Angela

Gunn said...

Wow, I have never seen anything like it, just on postcards and photos.
Thanks for sharing Lois!

GOD HELG, til deg og dine!

Gunn / Stavanger / Norway

karen said...

the blossom here is beautiful too, such a shame the storm uprooted some of these precious trees.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

How pretty! What a special park. We call that particular type of magnolia a "tulip tree" here in Alabama. I love the size of them! they must be very old. It looked like the date was from the 1960's maybe?

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

Mama-Bug said...

What a devine place to take a walk. Those magnolias are quite beautiful.

texwisgirl said...

your magnolias are so different than those we have in Texas. ours have huge green leaves and giant white blossoms.

Nedra said...

I'm so glad you had a chance to see the blossoms before the storm. Beautiful pictures!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful! It's nice you got there before the storms did.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What an embarrassment of riches. Blossoms all over the place. Thanks for sharing.

Marit Johanne said...

How beautiful! It looks like you were there just in the right moment. All those wonderful flowers! Spring is beautiful!

Elaine said...

What a gorgeous display! Timing is everything, and youi managed to get it right. When the weather is good you've got to take advantage of it.

Beth said...

The magnolia trees are breathtaking, Lois. Thank-you so much for sharing the pictures with us :-)

Beth

Frank said...

Beautiful Magnolia blooms.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Lois, not only were you and Kjell lucky to get the images but we were all fortunate to see them too.

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Wow! We are about to get a magnolia tree and I can't wait for it bloom next year. What a treasure to have so close.

grammie g said...

Hi Lois...wonderful breathtaking site. Just amazing the amount of blossoms.
You and your Honey (or who every that guy in the park was) ; }lol was lucky to get these great photos before the storms!!

Lois Evensen said...

Good morning,

Yes, this was a photographer's wonderland. What a fun day it was!

I've learned in that area of the park that there are many, many different types of magnolias. The big ones that some call tulip trees are especially impressive when in bloom. We have one in bloom in our front garden. It is much smaller, but still very pretty. I have a picture of that coming on a future post with other garden images.

Thank you for stopping by, everyone, and for your very kind comments.

Very best,
Lois

eileeninmd said...

Lovely blossoming trees. Spring time is one of my favorite times of the year.Everything is so pretty. Have a wonderful weekend.

ladyfi said...

Those magnolia blossom are magnificent!

Rose said...

These are all beautiful, beautiful shots!