Thursday, May 13, 2010
And now, the big white magnolias
We (journalistic we) covered the earlier magnolias, which I think are called tulip magnolias and are pink. Nearly two months later, we have the big white fragrant magnolias whose scent hangs heavy in the air on hot spring evenings. The evenings have been cool, though, so you have to bend down toward the flower to smell it. The buds have just started opening up. These are the magnolias you think of when you think of the South (Southeast, really), with the big waxy green leaves. Paul the BB took a photo of me smelling them in Davidson, NC last Memorial Day Weekend before Doxy and Dear Friend's wedding.
Here are some blooms from the Guilford College campus. Like the earlier magnolias, they are from trees in front of my office and classroom building.