Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A drippingly delicious star magnolia...

A dripping Magnolia stellata in my backyard - she seems to take the weather better than I do...

If you can't beat them, join them - or maybe "if you can't change it, embrace it"? Yesterday, there was a sudden and unusual break in the continuous downpour, but I was too busy and missed documenting one of the most glorious days of this award-winningly wet spring (already over 17 inches of rain so far, compared to the average of 13...). Oh, well, at least now I know the sun still exists; today, it is as grey as ever again.
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A bit irritated on myself for missing out a day of perfect photographing weather, I tried to "embrace what I got" and create some drippingly delicious Magnolia portraits with the help of a new little umbrella that attaches directly to my camera. Alas, it didn't save me from getting drenched, so I had to give up after a while. Here are some of the results, and I hope the rain will tire itself out soon again so that I can make a new try. The Magnolia soulangeanas are out and some of them are just stunning...

11 comments:

Gardener in the Distance said...

Very graceful flowers, Liisa. In Melbourne we're having a very warm, dry, summery start to autumn.

The Intercontinental Gardener said...

Faisal, I think I'll come over for a while... if I only could!

James Golden said...

I'm sorry you've got it, Liisa. We need it.

The Intercontinental Gardener said...

Just whining a bit, James - maybe I shouldn't as this isn't really a problem: so far, no casualities of any kind (besides my good humour sometimes, but that's my problem, clearly :-)

Ruben said...

Thank God for the litte umbrella! Otherwise I wouln´t have had the opportunity too "embrace" your beautiful photos!!

Happy Easter!
/Ruben

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Herkullisia ovat vaikka vettä sataakin:) Tietysti pieni auringonpaiste tois hieman lämpöä kuviin ja antais täyden oikeuden samettiselle pinnalle. Jos sua yhtään lohduttaa Espoossa alkoi krookukset kukkiin sulissa kohdissa mutta sitten alkoi taas lumisateet ja yöpakkaset. Ihan oli jo kevätfiiliksissä kunnes tuli tämä takapakki.

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Ai niin pikku toive, voitko ottaa sanavahvistuksen pois kun kaikki kommentit menee kuiteski sun hyväksynnän läpi. Tuo kaksiosainen sanavahvistus vie järjen....vieno piipitys täältä vaan:)

The Intercontinental Gardener said...

Ruben, det lilla paraplyet är riktigt söt och bra om det inte störtregnar... Ska testa den igen när det blir lite bättre väder = inte ösregn som nu!

Henrietta, otin juuri pois sanavahvistuksen - en ollut huomannut, että se on edes päällä... Toivottavasti ne pakkaset loppuu pian, niin pääsette siellä kevään makuun!

Hällan said...

Underbara bilder! börjar förstå att du är trött på regnet nu, men här måste vi fortfarande skotta snö.Det är kallt också, -17 i onsdags på morgonen, just nu -4 i skuggan!
Å inga blommor att fotografera :(
Men solen skiner och vi hoppas att värmen kommer med vår snart!
Ha det jättebra trots regnet!
Ulrika

The Intercontinental Gardener said...

Tack Ulrika - och ha en trevlig helg trots kylan!

Henrietta Hassinen said...

Kiitos kaunis sanavahvistuksen poistamisesta:)