Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Steel Magnolias?

Images Homes & Gardens & Flickr

Never ever!! I've inherited my love of Magnolias from my darling Mum, & I'm so glad! One of life's most amazing experiences is to stand under the embrace of a Magnolia tree in full bloom. To drink in the intoxicating perfume, to stand in awe of its majestic yet gentle beauty & forgive it unconditionally for its all too fleeting display of blooms.

I have loved putting this post together, the soft, ethereal nature of each petal seduces the camera lens to come closer.....and closer. The most feminine of flowers, so vulnerable & fragile, yet so powerful in its ability to stir feelings & emotions. Mystical, magnificent Magnolia!


  1. Ok Millie - it is inevitable you have to become my mother in law - magnolias are my absolute all time favourite as well - GORGEOUS STUNNING POST! - I had to have a sticky beak at your blog while at work and what a welcome relief from all this boring tax stuff. thank you xxx

  2. hi millie! those flowers are gorgeous! so u live in stirling eh? took a drive up there in autumn-- the colours simply blew me away! lucky u!:)

  3. How beautiful, the pictures and your words. Here in Texas the magnolia is everywhere and it seems we take it for granted. I love the large flowers and the smell and the great foliage that has the dark glossy green front side and the matte coppery back sides. Thanks for magnolia escape. Heidi

  4. What a lovely magnolia's you show today. The pastel colors, me like lots & so my family.

    Have a gr8 day!

  5. Millie- Pink Magnolias are my absolutely favorite blossom- they are just so striking! Thanks for reminding me why I love them so much! :)

  6. Stunning flowers!
    Nice of you to dedicate a post to your man! Handsome guy!
    And how adorable are you in your wedding photo!


And none will hear the postman's knock
Without a quickening of the heart.
For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?
~W.H. Auden

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