Relaxing into Chaos

Blending In

29 responses

  1. You always have such great titles. Your magnolias are certainly beautiful.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:00 am

  2. Ah, they are blooming! I love all kinds of magnolias. I had a tree in a container for years. They grow well in containers. This mass of blossoms is so lovely and soft. A nice way to relax into chaos, I must say.

    April 21, 2013 at 4:04 am

    • Yes, they’ve bloomed, and they’re already shedding their petals like mad. It’s raining white and pink. It’s a fleeting moment of glory for these saucer magnolias.

      April 22, 2013 at 12:02 am

      • I had a saucer magnolia in a container at the old house. They do well in containers as do the regular southern magnolias. The ones you’ve photographed had a wonderful display! πŸ™‚

        April 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

        • Yes, they did put on a good show. What kind of containers does one use for magnolias?

          April 22, 2013 at 7:45 pm

          • Mine were in large, unglazed terracotta pots. I only buy Italian pots since the others disintegrate rapidly. The pots were maybe three feet tall or a bit shorter.

            April 22, 2013 at 8:52 pm

  3. beautiful

    April 21, 2013 at 5:37 am

  4. I’d love to strain a hammock under this Magnolia on a sunny day and read a good book in the partial shade…
    Would be a dream, wouldn’t it?

    April 21, 2013 at 8:46 am

  5. Among the so-called living fossil ancient plants,
    such as Hose-tail, Monkey Puzzle, Ginkgo, Cycad,Tree-fern,
    Magnolia is having so many different tree shape and size of flower.
    Still, I feel a kind of owe for them.—- and it may not only me.
    The largest of them, Magnolia Grandflolia (泰山木) was regarded to be
    as holy as Lotus in China and Illicium anisatum / Sikimi (ζ¨’) which has
    the smallest flower (less than an inch) was chosen to be the offering plant for
    Buddha especially among Nichiren followers.
    —– chaos or not, this plant has a power to shut our mouth
    and just open our mind.
    (By the way, this tree seems unusually big !)

    April 21, 2013 at 9:49 am

    • Thank you, Yoshi-sensei, for this informative comment. I share your awe for the Magnolia, and experience the same shutting of my mouth when I stand beneath it. It is, as you say, very large. It is a magnificent tree. What’s also fascinating about it is that the blossoms last only for a few days. There is great anticipation, then the splendor of full bloom, and finally a marvelous storm of falling blossoms. There is a deep pool of pink and white petals all around it now.

      Seize the day. πŸ™‚

      April 22, 2013 at 12:17 am

  6. Beautiful tree…….


    April 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

    • Thank you, Pam. It is a glorious tree, indeed. I look forward to its blooming every year.

      April 22, 2013 at 12:18 am

  7. This photo screams springtime!

    April 21, 2013 at 11:55 am

    • Yes! If only the temperatures here would match! We’re dipping back into freezing temperatures again tonight!

      April 22, 2013 at 12:19 am

  8. If there is a more beatiful tree I can’t think of what it might be.

    April 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

  9. Relaxing is nearly always a good thing, and if this is chaos, we could use a lot more of it here!

    April 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    • I hear you, Gary. Sending “springful” thoughts your way. Our trees are making a good show of it, despite dipping into freezing temperatures again. Thank you for your recent visit and lovely comments. You’re always so encouraging to me.

      April 22, 2013 at 12:20 am

  10. Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm

  11. Oh how I miss magnolias. None to be found in northern Nevada . . at least none that I’ve seen.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    • They really are a fabulous tree. I’m sorry you don’t have them where you are. George mentioned growing one in a container. Maybe you could enjoy them that way?

      April 22, 2013 at 12:23 am

  12. Lovely shot – saturated with wonderful pinks, greens and browns in just the right (almost on the edge of psychedelic) quantities.

    April 21, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    • You’ve articulated, with the word “psychedelic,” a bit of my experience standing beneath the tree… It’s visually almost overwhelming, but then you give yourself over to it, and ahhhh. It’s mind expanding. πŸ™‚

      April 22, 2013 at 12:26 am

  13. So pretty. πŸ™‚

    April 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm

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