Well, I certainly fell off the blog wagon didn't I? I'm back on now for April, so get ready to read and look at pretty pictures...
It has been a busy week just past, a very packed weekend with a gathering of my Silver Branch priestess sisters, had an unexpected house guest, which was fabulous and wonderful, and the whole family enjoyed the visit, but that necessitated some major spring cleaning. Which is great, because now it is much nicer in the house.
Oh and my magnolia bloomed, I'm pretty sure for the first time since I planted it three years ago. So I took some pictures of the beautiful flowers. So exciting, I've been really looking forward to seeing this young tree with some blooms.The magnolia is up against a fence in the front yard in a wire cage to protect it from the deer. So far that seems to be working, as the tree is growing up enough to get to produce some flowers.
I just love the shape of the petals, and how they hide the inside goings on of the flower.But when the flower is opened up, all that reproductive equipment is so, out there, even well displayed. Fun fact I just found, magnolias evolved before bees and had to use beetles for pollination.