Saturday, February 12, 2011

There They Are


Japanese Magnolia blooms at the downtown Oeiras park

21 comments:

Birdman said...

Cool shot for pre-Valentines' Day.

Halcyon said...

Wow! Are your magnolias out already? They don't usually bloom here until mid-summer. They are so beautiful. One of my favorite flowering trees.

Sharon said...

Oh how wonderful to see these beautiful blooms!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous magnolias! One of my favorites! How wonderful indeed to see them blooming -- somewhere!! Enjoy your weekend, JM!

Sylvia

Babzy said...

you're so lucky to have these flowers in february !!

Tommy Andre Nekkoy said...

amazingly nice flowers

and well done

VP said...

Wonderful, Magnolias are one of the few flowers I can recognize...

elvira pajarola said...

SUBLIME....She is the one I adore!!
Wonderful white!!!!!

SPLENDID shot!!

ciao ciao elvira

Celia na Italia said...

Parece que a primavera está chegando!
Lindas flores!

Randy said...

Those are so beautiful. I really love the white ones.

Small City Scenes said...

My Magnolia tree--same color as your first pic--has huge buds--almost ready to pop. I cannot wait. You pictures are gorgeous. MB

Cezar and Léia said...

They are so beautiful, and I'm happy seeing so lovely post, thanks a lot!
Léia

Peter said...

... and welcome they are! :-)

Dina said...

It is the right time for such flowers, bright and beautiful.

Our almond trees just started blooming, a sign of the beginning of the end of winter.

joo said...

Awesome! I'll have to wait to see magnolia blooming at least two month.

jennyfreckles said...

So lovely - they grow here but nine years out of ten they get blasted with frost and spoiled.

amatamari© said...

Ohhhhhh really magnificent!!!

wanderer said...

So beautiful. The lower photo is the sublime Magnolia denudata, thought by some to be the oldest flower on earth, predating the arrival of the bee. Flowers from Eden.

Jack said...

Wouldn't I love to see magnolia blossoms now!!!

T. Becque said...

This looks like a spring day!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I can feel spring coming on over these just as autumn is beginning to make its presence felt here.