Saturday, February 20, 2010

A sign of Spring

Downtown Oeiras Park

21 comments:

Tinsie said...

Do you know what these flowers are called?

JM said...

Tinsie, it's a magnolia tree.

cieldequimper said...

Already! How wonderful!

Gunn said...

I love it, the color too.

Joanne said...

Que lindo! Deve cheirar fantasticamente:)

Cezar and Léia said...

What a stunning image! It seems so far from reality over here!
God bless you!
Cezar

Leif Hagen said...

Beautiful magnolia flowers! Please send some Spring our way!

Jarart said...

What a magnificent tree. I can't wait for things to start blooming around our place.

Sharon said...

Beautiful blooms. It's always inspiring to see the first blooms of spring. I have an orchid tree in my front yard and I'm anxiously awaiting the first bloom.

Small City Scenes said...

Saucer Magnolia, I have one too and it is just starting to open up.

The land across the water in my post is the US Canada border. MB

Anya said...

Yeahhhhhhhh.....
Spring is in the air :-)
Great shot !!!

Dean Grey said...

Lovely!

-Dean

Jacob said...

We had one of these in our back yard - so very beautiful! I think you're ahead of us spring-wise, though!

brattcat said...

JM, this is such a sweet, fresh image. Love the composition and the subject!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beautiful magnolias. The dense display at the bottom looks wonderful.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Cristóbal said...

I love Magnolias. They are the best sign that spring is actually coming. I remember staring for hours to one near my high school (thus distracting me on classes).

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Signs of spring, already? Oh how lucky you are! The temp actually rose today to the 50's here, so maybe spring will show up this year! heheheee

Kilauea Poetry said...

This looks just like a type of Magnolia!? You know we have Magnolia growing here so I ordered this (if it is) one as I figured it would be an OK zone? It bloomed a few times..struggled, then died off. I love this JM- Awesome..so tired of looking at mono!!
ha ha

Joan Elizabeth said...

They are an early sign of spring here too ... but of course we are looking at the signs of Autumn beginning to peep through right now. Lovely photo

Mirela said...

Wonderful! :) I'm hoping within a month or so I'll be seeing these flowers in Zagreb too...

VP said...

No trace of spring here, and today is what we call Primavera a Mare (Spring at Sea).