Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂

Unfurling into spring
Unfurling into spring

Every year I think I take a similar photo to this one.  I try to capture the magnolia flowers unfurling- I love Spring and I love our magnolia tree. It’s huge now and quite old but it flowers beautifully every single year, it never has a bad year. The weather on the other hand, sometimes has different ideas!

I always worry when I see the buds starting to open as it usually coincides with a spring storm or late snow or some other weather phenomenon, which means they get damaged and don’t get to show off their magnificence for very long.

Sometimes we go away travelling at this time of the year and my one regret is that I miss the magnolia flowering. We live a few hundred metres from a road and yet you can see the flowers from the road when it’s in full flowering mode. People often comment on how beautiful it is, and they’re right!

Today I’m off to stay with my mother up north for a week, so I decided to get this shot to remind me how it looked when I left and I can compare how it is when I return home, (and yes, we’re expecting rain/snow/wind over the next few days!!).

Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!!

Feel free to join in with Worth A Word Wednesday, post a photo and use as many words as you like!

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Debbie 🙂

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  One thought on “Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

  1. September 13, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Beautiful! I wonder how your photos from over the years would look lined up together! (Pretty cool, I think!)

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

      What a great idea!! I’ll have to go back and have a look now, thanks 🙂


  2. September 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

    enjoy your time with mom.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

      Thanks Jodi, it’s very pleasant being here and doing things with her, as well as visiting dad.


  3. Donna
    September 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Another great photo, Debbie. I can almost smell the magnolia and feel its texture!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. September 13, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    some of the magnolias in my neighbourhood are just starting to bloom too, must get out with the camera

    Liked by 1 person

  5. September 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Beautiful! Our magnolias have all flowered and fallen, so it is lovely to see a new bud. The image has a great “painterly” effect too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 15, 2017 at 10:58 am

      Thanks Su, it was just asking for a close up shot!! I love the effect too. They are such a beautiful flower but they never last too long.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. September 13, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Lovely photo, hopefully the buds will stay in tact with all this bad weather due 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  7. September 14, 2017 at 1:39 am

    My little magnolia is still a baby. I hope it grows up to be as beautiful as yours.🌼🌼🌼

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 15, 2017 at 10:55 am

      I hope so too, they are glorious when they flower.


  8. September 14, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Wow Deb it’s gorgeous. I’ve only just discovered the magnolias in my neighbourhood. They’re glorious. This photo is stunning. I love Becca’s idea of a collage of all your shots.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. September 19, 2017 at 11:22 am

    Hope your magnolia tree is thriving. Such a beautiful flower.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm

      Its thriving Miriam and hasn’t opened too much more in the week I was away.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. September 22, 2017 at 8:13 am

    Gorgeous photo!

    Also, since I’m an idiot, I had to check and recheck the date of this article (it’s fall in the states). Then it clicked, haha.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 22, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Not an idiot!! Just on the other side of the world 🇦🇺


  11. September 24, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Glad you added some words. I enjoy your descriptions. Beautiful photo.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 26, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      I’m glad you like my photo too, it’s fully opened up now and the tree is looking glorious. Thanks!!


  12. October 1, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I truly think the magnolia tree is one of the most beautiful.
    When I was a kid, I would collect the petals falling from the tree and use them as bookmarks, because the purfume would last so long even after they fell.
    I’m so envious you have one of these trees 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • October 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm

      What a great idea! I hadn’t thought of using the petals as bookmarks so I’m going to do that now!! Thanks for the great comment.


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