Spring is here -- the Japanese Magnolia told me so !

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS

My daughter took this photo in our backyard this morning.  In a comment earlier this week I told Richard Weisser that we always feel like Spring is here when the Japanese magnolia blooms (actually I think this is a Star magnolia).  She took this picture with her i-phone and a downloaded app called "shake-it".  Don't ask me ... I know nothing!  Hope you all are having a great weekend and feeling very springlike in your neck of the woods.

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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Sallie,

Absolutely gorgeous.  Thanks for sharing had not seen a Japanese Magnolia before.  All the best

Mar 06, 2010 02:54 PM #1
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Malcolm Johnston
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Sallie, that is a beautiful flower, and I do think you are right, Spring has sprung.

Mar 06, 2010 02:57 PM #2
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Sallie Williams
Keller Williams Realty RED STICK PARTNERS - Baton Rouge, LA
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Ron, Alexandra, and Malcolm, thanks for stopping by.  This is the first warm day when it's actually warm and DRY ... dry enough to rake leaves and trim back bushes in the backyard.  And the magnolia smells so good.  Hope you're having a great weekend, too.

Mar 06, 2010 03:17 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Sallie - That's really a delightful looking photo, and a gorgeous flower!  I think it is the pure white against the blue sky that makes it so stunning!

Mar 06, 2010 03:52 PM #4
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Sallie Williams
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Myrl, I was really surprised that she got such a good photo with her i-phone.  She posted it on facebook, and when I saw it there I had to ask if she took that photo.  It's such a beautiful day.  She was out there taking pictures and spring cleaning in the backyard.  Then, of course, we all had to get out there and clean up together.  Our backyard is showing some slight promise of recovering from this hard winter, and that's a good thing.

Mar 06, 2010 03:57 PM #5
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
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Sallie what a gorgeous photo.  I wish I could say that spring is beginning to peak thru, but we're still covered with snow, though it is starting to melt away.

Mar 07, 2010 12:50 AM #6
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Tell your daughter the photo is gorgeous against that blue sky.  Thanks for passing it along.

Mar 09, 2010 10:06 AM #7
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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Sallie, That is an absolutely gorgeous flower photo. Your daughter is quite the photographer!

Mar 10, 2010 07:08 PM #8
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Sallie Williams
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Lora, I hope it melts soon, and you will see spring's first flowers popping up.

Marlene, thanks, I will tell her.

Wanda, thank you, too, and thank you all for stopping by.

Mar 10, 2010 08:48 PM #9
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I don't think it has enough petals, and the petals are not skinny enough, to be a star magnolia. To me it does look like a Japanese magnolia (Magnolia x soulangiana), also called a saucer magnolia or a tulip tree.

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Mar 18, 2010 08:36 PM #10
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Sallie Williams
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Thanks, Russel.  I always enjoy knowing the names of my plants and trees and birds.  Have a great weekend.

Mar 19, 2010 09:09 AM #11
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Ann Dail
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Awesome photo!  She's a great photographer.

Mar 27, 2010 10:54 AM #12
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Sallie Williams
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Thanks, Ann.  I'll tell her you said so.  I printed a larger copy of the photo and framed it ... turned out nice.

Mar 27, 2010 02:42 PM #13
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Hey, Sallie - I see this is your most recent post. Hope all is well with you and yours, that you're really busy, but that you'll be back soon to Play in the Rain with us. Take advantage of that love affair between Google and ActiveRain!

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