Weekly Photo Challenge: One

A lone spider on a Magnolia bud
A lone spider soaking up the early morning sun on a Magnolia bud

I love being in the garden early of a morning, the light is still soft and the sun doesn’t have the sting that you feel when outdoors mid-morning. The magnolia tree received quite a hammering in a November hail storm, the ice shredding leaves and destroying new growth so I was thrilled to see the emergence of fresh magnolia buds, the blooms don’t last long in the heat of the summer although that doesn’t prevent me from taking pleasure in their existence.

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: One

  1. George Weaver December 26, 2013 / 5:42 pm

    I love magnolia blossoms and the buds and leaves too! This is a pretty bud, but I could live without the coordinated spider! Chuckle. Hope you guys had a great Christmas!

    • twoblackdoggies December 27, 2013 / 11:24 am

      That particular tree has had lots of blooms over the year, I’m so happy that the hail didn’t destroy it completely. Spiders I can live without, but with the humidity and the surrounding bush it isn’t an option – they’re nicer than snakes πŸ™‚

      We had a lovely Christmas, nice and quiet. Hope you had a great Christmas as well.

  2. restlessjo December 26, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    We have our first hard frost here this morning, Sam. It looks pretty too (from inside πŸ™‚ )

    • twoblackdoggies December 27, 2013 / 11:26 am

      Hard to imagine frost, we’re melting here at the moment. I imagine it is a very pretty sight from the warmth of the indoors, no sign of snow?

  3. fredrieka December 26, 2013 / 9:38 pm

    First Off the spider would creep me out of the garden, I would love to see the flower in bloom! I miss my garden.

    • twoblackdoggies December 27, 2013 / 11:20 am

      That spider is alot less creepy than some of the other ones we have at our place πŸ™‚ The flowers are beautiful in bloom, will have to take some photos for you.

  4. megtraveling December 27, 2013 / 1:22 pm

    Great picture – it looks extra pretty because it’s winter where I am!

    • twoblackdoggies December 27, 2013 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks Meg, I wish it was winter here, the heat is quite tiring although perfect weather for swimming πŸ™‚

  5. Misaki December 29, 2013 / 1:31 am

    Such a great pic! Glad to hear the magnolia survived

    • twoblackdoggies December 31, 2013 / 6:10 am

      Thanks Misaki! Happy New Year! Hope you and your family have a wonderful 2014 πŸ™‚

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