April 27, 2010

spring splendor

  Hello! My parents were visiting from Montana this weekend~it was a ton of fun. We got to spend some time up in Washington (can you tell what the weather was like?? I had to borrow my Dad’s coat and lots of umbrellas, and of course nurse purse!)april 2010 063 1and since I don’t have any of my posts ready, I wanted to share some spring shots I’ve taken over the few weeks of some cool windows and doors and misc. Did I mention I love spring in Virginia? :) Can anyone tell me what this pink tree is? It is gorgeous!april 2010 067 1


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Happy Tuesday~


36 comments:

  1. I was also curious about those flowers and looked it up, the name is Magnolia × soulangeana (AKA saucer magnolia). They sure are beautiful! Here's the wiki article about them:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_%C3%97_soulang

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  2. Wow, Kelli~thank you! You are quick~
    I would love to plant one.

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  3. Beautiful touch of spring on this rainy day

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  4. It is a magnolia tree...my parents have one in their backyard and they are fabulous. They grow great in lots of places...we are in Utah! Spring is a fabulous time of year! Love your blog! So glad that you put comments back on! You are a very inspirational blogger! I don't comment very often, but I visit daily! Have a great day!

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  5. Look at you and Mr. Obama all cozy like!;) I can't wait to see this all for myself NEXT WEEK!! Make sure you keep it all alive and in full bloom...I'm counting on you!!:) Beautiful pics! Loves!

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  6. Okay, you seriously need to sell some of your pics! I'd like to purchase the one with the red door and the white flowers above it. WOWZA!

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  7. I had a magnolia tree at my last house...it was beautiful...only blooms for a short time and then those flowers drop like crazy. It's a head turner for sure.

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  8. Beautiful photos! Spring is my favorite season..right behind Fall..and winter..oh heck..I love them all!

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  9. It's a magnolia! They are awesome and have been around forever. As in, when dinosaurs were here. They're amazing!

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  10. Just wait until the Cherry Blossoms bloom. You have to go into DC for the festival. You have never seen anything so beautiful. You should also check out the dogwoods. They have pink and white blossoms and are stunning. I don't live in VA anymore, but my heart is there for sure.

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  11. Gorgeous photos Melissa! What wonderful joys to find in your new surroundings. Thanks for sharing. BEAUTIFUL!

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  12. I agree, we went to DC this time last year and I couldn't get over it- dogwoods and redbuds all over the place and flowers everywhere, it was amazing! Love your photos of all the flowers!

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  13. Hi there Melissa! I just love your pics! The one with the blooming white tree and red door was awesome! Glad you got to spend some time with your family - that is always nice. Happy Day, The Lady of the House

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  14. The pink tree is a form of magnolia. I think in the south they call it a tulip tree but it is the only kind of magnolia that grows up north my way in massachusetts. Hope this helps.

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  15. Great photos, Melissa! :) I don't go up to DC nearly as often as I should...I'm only about an hour away. So many fun things to see. :)

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  16. Hi Melissa - I have a question RE your mudroom post awhile back...I want to spray all the knobs in my house oil rubbed bronze (to cover brass) and am curious, how did you avoid not getting the spray over the rest of the door (w/out removing them, right?)...? I would appreciate any info you could share. Thanks so much!

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  17. http://www.floridata.com/ref/m/magno_so.cfm

    I've heard them called Saucer Magnolias & Tulip Trees.

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  18. Nice photos. And first time I've heard of the "blogher network". I've been stumbling upon a lot of interesting blogs while searching for unrelated sites recently. But I guess that's part of what makes the internet such a great place.

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  19. It sure is beautiful in Virginia! Doesn't it make all the difference in a day and with cool temperatures to have the beauty of flowers in bloom? :)

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  20. Hi,
    Just discovered your blog- great redo's in your house and yard. By the way I'm a Texas girl too.
    Leslie

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  21. They are japanese magnolias....I am obsessed with this tree! :)

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  22. Such a beautiful time to visit. What gorgeous photos. Are you sure you have five children?? You look like a
    beautiful young college girl!

    Have a wonderful time

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  23. No one yet mentioned the Magnolia blossoms smell like bubblegum. :) I use to have one at a place I rented and it was heavenly!

    Donna

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  24. Beautiful pictures of the flowers.

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  25. Beautiful pictures, as are you! We have one of those trees, we call it a Japanese magnolia, but I've heart saucier magnolia as well. They are really slow growers. We've had ours for 10 years & it is probably 5 feet tall.

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  26. the pink tree is a Japanese magnolia (sometimes called a tulip tree)

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  27. We call them tulip trees here in Texas, too. I love the tulip shots; they're my favorite flowers.

    I've been to DC for the cherry blossom blooming - it's breathtaking. Absolutely gorgeous.

    :) Laura

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  28. I live in Virginia and yes...it's a beautiful Spring here!

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  29. I just learned something. I've always known those as tulip trees, I didn't know they were a magnolia.

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  30. i grew up in Burke, Virginia... it is SOO beautiful and green there. I remember being surprised when i went to byu-- everyone always talked about how beautiful Utah was, and from a girl used to green, Utah was ugly. last fall i took a trip from Lubbock to Utah, and i was surprised how GREEN Utah was. HA!! take a virginia girl and plant her in Texas and all of a sudden, Utah looks luscious.

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  31. I am giving you a blog award check it out at http://not-to-shabby.blogspot.com/2010/04/i-received-my-very-first-blog-award-big.html

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  32. Ooo, love the tulips! You and Barrack look pretty chummy :).

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  33. Magnolia, for the 33rd time :). Just had to show how smart I am. We used to have one in our front yard and I LOVED it!

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  34. These are beautiful photos!

    I found you at jen's site (Denton Sanitorium).

    Nice blog.

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  35. I have a Magnolia in the garden (HUGE one). I love it and hate it. My advice is..to plant it where it does not drop things on your patio or where you mind a mess. The tree first drops casings from the buds, then the petals, then the seed pods, finally the leaves....Ours was already planted so we didn't have a choice but it is right by the patio and we spend all the time from Spring through Fall sweeping. LOL
    So just a heads up as to where you plant it!!!

    Beautiful photos!!!

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  36. They are also called Tulip trees. :)

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