Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Theme Day: Smell


There is nothing like the rich fragrance of the Southern Magnolia blossom and they seem to be everywhere right now. Here you can see one in full bloom and next to it, a bud forming which will soon look just as beautiful as its neighbor.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is "smell". Please visit the May Theme Day gallery here to see other interpretations of this month's theme.

19 comments:

Kate said...

You are absolutely right about the fragrance of this flower! I knew a woman who lost her sense of smell and wrote a book about it. It's not only a loss of olfactory pleasures but canals be dangerous, e.g. not realising food on the stove is burning. A blessing to be able to smell!!

Small City Scenes said...

It's wafting this way not
MB

SRQ said...

Lovely! I've grown to really appreciate the magnolia and its fragrant blooms now that I have one in my yard.

Jacob said...

Gorgeous photo, Lois. We have a relatively small magnolia in our front yard and it's filled with blossoms at the moment! They are pretty and smelly!

bill burke said...

Beautiful looking flower with an lovely fragrance.

Sharon Anck said...

Oh yes, I'd say that 's the perfect Florida smell.

Marleen said...

Beautiful, always.

William Kendall said...

That is beautiful!

jennyfreckles said...

Looks like a pretty ballerina. I can only imagine the scent.

Halcyon said...

Magnolias are very fragrant. These spring blossoms here seem to be scentless, or at least the ones that are blooming now don't have a strong smell. I'd love to get a whiff of your magnolia though. :)

RedPat said...

Beautiful, Lois!

Revrunner said...

Must be on the wind down there.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the magnolia blossoms are beautiful. I wish I could smell them now. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

Jack said...

Beautiful, and fragrant. The magnolia down here are all abloom. When I go north in two weeks, I am hoping that the magnolia in the corner of my yard will not yet have bloomed.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I adore the spring scents that drift through the air during a nice early evening walk...

biebkriebels said...

Yes, the smell of Magnolia is very nice, my neigbours have one in their garden.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So beautiful! We bought our home in Oregon (in our past life) mostly because it had a beautiful magnolia grandiflora in the front yard! Oddly they do very well in Oregon even tho it is cooler than most places in the South (especially here). Thanks for the beautiful picture and the lovely memories. (And the house did have other things going for it, of course.)

Blogger Jedidja said...

I love Magnolia. Here we somtimes call this: tulpenboom (tulip - tree). Great photograph.

LOLfromPasa said...

It has been years since I have had the pleasure of catching the scent of such a lovely flower. Beautiful photograph.