Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Best Thing About Winter

When the Magnolia starts to bloom





 Oh, and eating home grown duck with our River Cottage besties, but thats a story for tomorrow. What are you doing on this bloody freezing evening?

12 comments:

  1. Mine never blooms until late, late winter... I wait and wait and it never happens. I think I have the laziest magnolia in the world, which is just as well as I enjoy decorating the bare branches even more than I enjoy seeing the blooms.

    This bloody freezing evening I'm off to a friend's 40th. Just to make me feel both cold and old. I will have to drink A LOT to get over that.x

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  2. Oh man! Talk about beautiful!
    YOU ATE THE DUCK?!? so interested to see how that turned out x

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  3. I wish I had a magnolia! How nice to see some colour at this time of year.
    I'm chilling out with family by the fire in the shed bar, waiting for pizza to arrive.
    Rach x

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  4. I love magnolia trees. Those buds are gorgeous. Oh, and looking forward to hearing more about the home grown duck. your river cottage evenings sound like a great idea.

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  5. We've just had nice hot chilli nachos for dinner and the place is warm and the computers buzzing..an evening at home!

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  6. I love magnolia ... so very beautiful!
    I am sitting here blog reading and doing a little research - thinking we might all go back to the UK for a holiday next year. Could be fun, but 3 kids on a plane - am I crazy?

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  7. gosh what an amazing thing to bloom in winter! Magnolia blooms in April here in the UK... a spring activity and it's blooms although are incredibly stunning are lost amongst the daffs and tulips and everything else which is flowering at that time. You are really making a good case for moving to Oz. xxxLOU xx

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  8. mine is the same as Maxabella's! We had family for dinner tonight, now all warm and cosy, tv on, reading my favourite blogs, wine in hand.. perfect. have a lovely weekend. xx

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  9. Love your blog. love magnolias! This evening I flew into the gold coast to stay with my family for a whole week! not that chilly here.... :)

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  10. Wow, wonderful pictures! Love from the Netherlands.

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  11. I love a magnolia too. these photos are beautiful.

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  12. Such a gorgeous tree, the Magnolia. I believe it is a tough one to grow... but once you've got a good bloomer, you'll have it for life!
    Lovely shots of the buds :o)

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Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em