Spring Sensation: Magnolia Darjeeling

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  1. Gorgeous! Have a great week ahead!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Gunilla – you too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. nowathome says:

    Stunning photo!!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Aletta – more to come ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Sammy D. says:

    Oh, I could easily come back as a magnolia when I die. They are fragile but heavenly!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      They have been really beautiful this year because there has been no frost to burn them.

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      1. Sammy D. says:

        Good – I’m glad you get to enjoy them. Occasionally I get to Michigan to see my parents when they are blooming – not this year, though.

        Sure love your pics!

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    2. Heyjude says:

      Your visits are much appreciated Sammy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. suej says:

    Oh, beautiful Jude! We’re both on the magnolias, then! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Heyjude says:

      We do appear to be, though your shot is stunning! I love flowers after the rain.

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      1. suej says:

        Many thanks, Jude! I need to get out after the rain more….

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  5. Sherri says:

    Thanks so much for the reminder of your beautiful flower blog Jude, these shots are amazing. I wish I could master this. I just need to sit down and see how to do macros but somehow I never get the time…too busy blogging!! Love the magnolia.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sherri. Most of my close-ups are done using zoom, it works better than the macro setting most of the time. Of course I have loads of blurry shots too ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. Sherri says:

        My zoom only goes so far on my camera (it’s got a Carl Weiss zoom?) and it can get blurry too. Maybe I just need to play around with it more and forget the macros, that’s good to know, thanks for the tip Jude ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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    2. Heyjude says:

      It’s practice Sherri. I need to start using a tripod, but I get a bit embarrassed drawing attention to myself, it’s not as though I am a pro photographer. Still, there is a garden near here that is much quieter and that might be a place to try.

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  6. pommepal says:

    Thanks for reminding me of this flower blog Jude, the close-ups of your spring flowers are exquisite I can smell that magnolia… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Heyjude says:

      They have done very well this year PP, no brown edges from the frost! And of course, Cornwall is the best place to visit in spring to see magnolias, camellias etc. In Cornwall seven Champion Magnolia campbellii trees are monitored to see exactly when they bloom. When all seven trees have at least 50 blooms spring will have arrived in Cornwall. This is usually a month before the official spring date in March.

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      1. pommepal says:

        That is an interesting statistic. Did they bloom early this year?

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    2. Heyjude says:

      “Great Gardens of Cornwall have just declared the first day of spring to be Monday 3rd March 2014.

      The champion trees at Trebah, Trengwainton, Trewidden, Caerhays, Heligan, Tregothnan and Trewithen have all burst into flower over the last few days, heralding the arrival of spring in Cornwall.”

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      1. pommepal says:

        That is interesting Jude I always thought (and I think it is over here) that spring was always on the same day each year

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        1. Heyjude says:

          Officially it is, only Cornwall has its own variation ๐Ÿ™‚

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