Sunday morning, I took this picture. These little babys hung on after a couple of days of wind and rain. It is my Chinese Magnolia tree. Also called Tulip or Saucer tree, but it is a type of Magnolia. It flowers first, then the bloom fall off and it gets the most gorgous 6" glossy leaves. When we bought our house in 2003 there was a beautiful 35yr old tree like this that had low big thick limbs perfect for climbing. My sweetie still says I wanted the house (it had absolutely no other redeeming qualities....really) so our grandkids could climb in that tree. He's probably right and they did for a couple of years, then we proceeded to kill it. Probably cut some roots as we lanscaped and gave the yard a redo. Anyway he bought me another and no climbing on these scrawny little limbs....yet.
Warning....lots of pictures here, but this tree is my sign that Spring is near. I started taking pictures about 3 weeks ago. I have to apologize for the way the flower beds look....with weather, hubby working out of town and my obsession with sewing lately, I have much to catch up on before Easter when we have our annual Easter Egg Hunt. (That will be another post and you won't believe the transformation in 4 short weeks)
In the next one I captured the first two blossoms to open almost right before my eyes. This tree is right out side my kitchen window...I swear one minute they weren't there, the next there they were.
As you can tell, the light wasn't good for many of these, but we haven't had a lot of sun in "Sunny California"
Okay....that's the picture show for now. And to think, back when I did my first post, I could not figure out how to add more than one picture. I guess we never get to old to learn.
Oh....and don't forget to click on the GiGi's Thimble button on my sidebar for another giveaway this week before Tuesday night. It's really a good one.