Sunday, May 16, 2010

Miniature Magnolia Tree

I don't have time to make a card today, (heading to work soon) so I thought I would share some pictures that I took, earlier this spring, as my Miniature Magnolia tree started to bloom.












Aren't they beautiful?! The neat thing about this tree is that the flowers all bloom BEFORE most of the leaves start to come out! So when they die and fall off, that is when you start to see the leaves! The tree gets covered with these beautiful blooms! I look forward to seeing this every year!

I am starting to count down the days until my 9-day vacation. 14 more to go! I am not traveling anywhere....just staying at home, making cards and working in the yard and garden! All things good for the soul!! I need that calmness in my life right now. Everything always seems to be fast paced and rushed lately. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a person who has a ton of energy, all the time. It's true, but as I get older, I realize that maybe I need to relax and slow down, just a bit more!

Thanks for the visit! I love all your comments and greatly appreciate them! I hope you can find time to relax and enjoy your Sunday! :)




6 comments:

Sanne said...

Gorgeous pictures Barb - just love this time of the year!!!!

Deirdre said...

Barb, adore your photos.... beautiful.

Anne in said...

Your magnolia tree is just gorgeous Barb! Keep counting down those days until vacation is here-hope you have a relaxing time!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely pictures! Sounds nice a little gardening and card making!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely card from Jette! I am awaiting mine from Anette in Sweden. Don't see many Magnolias over here in our region but that flower is beautiful. I'm with you about taking it easy, staying at home - hope the days go by quickly for you!

Joy said...

I love magnolias and just wished I could grow one, sigh :(, one day when I clean the side garden up a bit more, you miniture one looks so beautiful and you photography is awesome.