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Magnolia after heavy rain - May 27, 2014 - 003 Magnolia after heavy rain - May 27, 2014 - 024

In my previous post I mentioned that very heavy rains had decimated the flowers in our Magnolia Tree … except for two … one of which is fully mature and the other of which is just blooming. In the interest of completing this story, here are the two survivors.

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Magnolia after heavy rain - May 27, 2014 - 005

We have had several really heavy rainfalls over the last day or so and they have hit the blossoms on our Magnolia tree hard. Only one of the flowers in full bloom survived as did one of the flowers just blooming. As for the remainder of the Magnolia blossoms, this picture sums up their fate.

I have been following the budding process of our magnolia tree for the last few weeks. It has been excruciatingly slow, though I am hoping to post a series of photos that results in a flower before the end of the Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring. Here is a photo of one of the buds.

Magnolia Bud - May 06, 2014 - 008-Edit

We have a Magnolia tree in our backyard. I know nothing about them except that I treasure the grace and elegance of the flowers it produces.

The Magnolia isn’t like the bold crocus or the slightly more timid tulip which are signals that the back of winter has been broken in this part of Wisconsin. The Magnolia arrives on nature’s stage only after the opening acts have performed. When it does there is almost a whoosh as our tree fills with blossoms. While there is a lot to treasure about the permanence of a special object, the promise of the annual return of this sultry beauty is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure.

Nature's Treasure - October 07, 2013 - 1-2