Tuesday, March 9, 2010

magnificent magnolia

Things are blooming like crazy over here in Vancouver... so much so, that I actually got seasonal allergy symptoms over the weekend... in March!! Huh? I don't think I have seen and smelled so many blossoms so early in the year. I am prepared this year though... I got my prescription nasal spray yesterday, so am planning to enjoy these blooming beauties with clear eyes (and clear nasal passages)... so bring it on magnificent magnolia, bring it on!

27 comments:

ColeAndJosephine said...

Global warming does have some up shots. Early spring, for example. :)

our little love nest said...

Allergies are such a pain! Hope you can enjoy them better with some medicinal help. xoxo
p.s. They are so gorgeous!

asuka said...

I love magnolias, such lovely delicate flowers. ^_^

Chaucee said...

Ah, blossoms are the best. This week has been the DREAM weather. I hope it lasts.

CinnamonAndSass said...

Oh lovely! I've actually never seen a magnolia tree in person, I bet they are even more beautiful than in pictures!

Almost Precious said...

Beautiful photo of a magnificent tree. In California we always called those pink magnolia trees "Tulip Trees" and for years and years I had thought that the only color magnolia blossoms came in was creamy white...but just like Molly Ringwald, magnolias are "Pretty in Pink".

Moonangelnay said...

gosh you're lucky, we're still waiting for blossoms here in the UK. ive noticed a few crocus' and leaf buds... still acting like winter here which is frustrating!

merium said...

isn't it beautiful? just wish I could stop sneezing!

Rheea said...

Are you sure you're living in Vancouver and not paradise??? All the photos of snow, beautiful flowers, sceneries.. Why do I not get anything like this (or anything closer) in Singapore. :( Now I certainly got to add Vancouver on my to-travel-list.

Blessings,
Rheea

Erica said...

beautiful :) In Albuquerque spring comes early most of the time. We had a mild winter but I am glad spring is here! I also am so glad I don't have many allergies, the juniper is killer.

Jenni said...

Great pic! Glad you're getting stocked up on allergy meds..it's going to be a tough spring..when I was preggo..my allergy symptoms seemed worse too.
Enjoy the sunshine ~ from a fellow nasal spray injector-is ;)

Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

What a beautiful sight; I'm sorry it's accompanied by allergies :/

Anna said...

oooh gorgeous! I love that it's warming up everywhere. So done with the cold weather :)

Gallery32 said...

Lovely capture! Pink flowers & blue sky making me sneeze as I type this. Thanks for posting Ms. Valerie :)

geschichtenvonkat said...

so pretty! but thank goodness for that nasal spray, i know how you feel.

along with the cherry blossom festival, there were so many magnolias in bloom when we lived in DC and i miss them so. i'll just keep living vicariously through your blog, haha.

T @ Poppy Place said...

Beautiful :)

They are so cheery aren't they?! :)

Yep, the nasal sprays came out in this house over the weekend too :)

Have a great day, T.

Heroine Industries said...

really beautiful photo

Sherryl said...

Ooooh PINK magnolias! This could very well result on an updated version of my Sweet Magnolia hair clip. Hmmmm...

Love your photos, as always!

Tea said...

Magnolias are my favorite! I've always thought they looked like trees full of tulips. They are really doing well this winter here in Vancouver aren't they?

Plantress said...

I love the blossoms, love the leaves in Christmas decorating, and love that it's a tree. Glad you got your squirt on before all the pollen

Chrisy said...

That photo is just exquisite. And the allergies...I can identify...have my spray as well...pity it's so expensive tho! Take care, love to you...

DancingMooney ♥ said...

*sigh*

we planted a yellow magnolia in our yard a couple of years ago, and I *think* she is finally going to bloom this year, but it hasn't happened yet. I can't wait to see it!

31 everything said...

What a peaceful, photo. It made me smile :) Had a rough day... I could use smiling :) Thanks!

French Revelation said...

We've headed into Autumn (Fall) here and I must say I can't wait for Spring!

Sarah Knight said...

lovely : )
our magnolia usually blooms for like 3 days and then, poof, it'll snow and the whole thing is over with.

Christie Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful blossoms!

readingsully2 said...

Wow, those are magnificent.:)