Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Signs of Spring...









I know spring is on its way when two of my favourite plants start flowering. My Michelia Doltsopa begins in August, and produces these stunning creamy white flowers that have a luscious, almost tropical scent. It flowers for about a month, so I make the most of that time

My other very special plant is this Magnolia. My sister gave it to me for my birthday nearly 16 years ago, when we were creating our garden. It flowers faithfully every year, and reminds me of what a special person Cyn is. She always puts a great deal of thought into making sure her gifts are ideal and something special!


Many of our plants have suffered in the extended dry conditions that are now the norm. Every year, I wonder if they will survive for another magnificent performance, and so far, they are managing to survive and bring a great deal of beauty and enjoyment into our lives.








4 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful! I've heard that the best flowers are produced after being under stress! Perhaps that is why some people produce their best work when under pressure!!!

studio10 said...

Your photo's are just beautiful...what type of camera did you take them with?

studio10 said...

Your photo's are just lovely. What type of digital camera do you use?

Al said...

Most of my photos are taken with our Panasonic DMC FZ30 that we bought a couple of years ago. I have only been playing with the manual setting since doing Shelton Muller's workshop in May.
Some of the photos are taken with my handy little Panasonic DMC-TZ3 that I try to keep in my handbag -it's compact, but has an excellent zoom. It's been surprising how often it has come in handy!