Quintessential Southern ... Wordless Wednesday

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097
 

Does anything evoke the idea of “southern style” more than a Magnolia in full bloom? See a Magnolia brings to mind southern literature…To Kill a Mockingbird, Gone with the Wind, The Prince of Tides, Interview With a Vampire…you know, the classics.

Simply Southern Magnolia copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

 

This particular Magnolia was in an old cemetery close to downtown in Montgomery, Alabama which really reminded me that I was in the deep south. Old, old moss covered headstones and ancient trees with Spanish Moss draped about the limbs…quintessential southern.

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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Magnolias are so beautiful Mona........love this piece.  Also loved the comment you left on my "Woo Hoo" post........very sweet, thanks so much.

June 13, 2012 04:49 AM
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Mona Gersky
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You are welcome friend.  Can't wait until Leslie and I are on your "go to" list too!  I love magnolias too, very simple and the waxy texture is fascinating, seems so permanent.

June 13, 2012 04:55 AM
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Winston Heverly
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Most people think we have just palm trees down here, but we have Magnolias too. Would that be considered a part of the deep south?

June 13, 2012 04:57 AM
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Janis Borgueta
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Beautiful Magnolias brighten any day. Thanks for sharing!

June 13, 2012 04:57 AM
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Cindy Edwards
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Hi Mona,

You are right, it really does represent all those fabulous books.  Wow, you reminded me of some of my old favorites, I may need to go dust them off and spend a relaxing few evenings with a book.

June 13, 2012 05:00 AM
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Karin Lundeen
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Keller Williams Realty LLC- Denver Southlands

Hi Mona,  Love the picture of the magnolia!  I should probably be able to add a few "southern" movies... how about Steel Magnolias!

June 13, 2012 05:01 AM
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Clint Mckie
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Hello Mona,

I have not seen a Magnolia in bloom since I was in Ashville in 1995.

Great way to start the day. Thanks for sharing the shot.

Best, Clint mcKie

June 13, 2012 05:05 AM
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Al Raymondi
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Great photo Mona, you captured the beauty of the Magnolia.

June 13, 2012 05:12 AM
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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Yep, when you see those you know you down South!  Great photo!

June 13, 2012 05:33 AM
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Margie Kopp Sorrell
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I'd argue there isn't anything more southern as far as flowers go than a magnolia. My parents had one in their yard, my mema had one in hers, my aunt in hers as well. The smell is magnificant, albeit, they sure do make a mess!

June 13, 2012 05:42 AM
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Mona. What a lovely post and picture. You captured the feelings in your words too. Love magnolias.

June 13, 2012 07:00 AM
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Belinda Spillman
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I love love love magnolias and guess what - yep - they dont grow in Colorado.  Something about that low humidity and frost and snow and freezing cold.  Darn!

June 13, 2012 08:44 AM
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I'm glad everyone enjoyed the photo of the Magnolia and the southern thoughts that accompanied.  Sorry to respond so late, but that's how it goes sometimes in this business!  Thank you everyone.

June 13, 2012 08:04 PM
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Hi Mona, I used to think of the SouthEast as Magnolia country but seeing these stunning plants in so many areas of the US, It always facinates me how durable they are in the different climate zones they thrive in. Classic and beautiful photo.
June 13, 2012 10:54 PM
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Hi William, apparently not in Colorado though.  I need to keep posting photos for Belinda to see these southern beauties.

June 14, 2012 04:59 AM
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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Great shot and great comparison to those movies... I love them all. You forgot "Steel Magnolias", though. Not as traditional, but one I still love.

June 14, 2012 04:54 PM
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#16, thanks for the comment.  We have a client who has successfully grown a banana plant here in the mountains...go figure!

Gretchen, Steel Magnolias may not be traditional but it sure is southern.

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