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111/365: "Each flower is a soul opening out to nature." ~ Gérard De Nerval

111/365: "Each flower is a soul opening out to nature." ~ Gérard De Nerval
Today we went on another Sunday Lunch Ride, hosted by Steve! We did a repeat of a past ride which took us from Gold Hill to the lovely little town of Rogue River for lunch, and then back along a lovely "greenway" multi-use path for several miles, and then along lovely country roads back to Gold Hill. I was excited to see what new flowers had bloomed since our last ride here a month ago.

I was overjoyed to find a seemingly endless variety of flowers to take pictures of, and I came home with several hundred images to choose from! (keep in mind that I take "aperture sets" of each subject, so I'd say the number of subjects I photographed was more like 100, but lol...that's still a lot...*cackle*...)

This magnolia blossom was from a tree across the parking lot from the cafe we had lunch at, and as I walked around taking pictures today, I found no less than five different species of magnolias, all in full, perfect blossom! I'm planning to show pictures from each tree's flowers so you can see how lovely they all were! What a show!!! (Did you know that there are more than 200 wild species of magnolia and a seemingly endless variety of cultivated hybrids?! WOW! And to think I used to think there was just ONE! :D :D :D)

Gérard de Nerval (May 22, 1808 – January 26, 1855) was the nom-de-plume of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, one of the most essentially Romantic French poets.Wikipedia: Gérard de Nerval

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 Marvin Matthews
Marvin Matthews
A grand pic and I love the way you have presented it. Wonderful.
7 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
The composition is fantastic, Janet.
7 years ago.
RHH club
This was on your front page and it's a beauty, so I decided to comment on it. Haven't seen any Magnolias in bloom here but we might try Manito Gardens this week and perhaps some of the early ones will be blooming there. Beautiful photo with exquisite lighting, perfect focus and a nice quote.

As to fossils at the Grand Canyon, we did see some but more in the Guadalupe Mountains. They are the remains of an old reef and are full of fossils. One place we hiked every rock looked like coral and we found some fossilized tube-worm tubes as well. If I remember that was Sitting Bull Falls.

Eager to get out and see the Fairy Slippers. With the weather we're having it won't be long before they're blooming in some of our favorite spots - Washington Park, Sharpe Park, Bowman Beach, etc. The other variety blooms later and we'll probably go up to Bonaparte Lake to see it.

Had our HRC meeting this morning. We are drowning in paperwork and the office and supervisory staff are testy because they are being overworked. We got through all the stuff, though. Fixed a piece of flooring this afternoon/evening, mopped the kitchen floor and made sourdough crackers.

Did not know that there were so many species of Magnolia and did not of Gerard de Nerval. Read about him on the link you provided but will have to look for a translation of his poetry elsewhere. Thanks for the link and for what I've learned from this post - seems I always learn something.
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
 le club des 5
le club des 5 club
très belle capture
4 months ago.

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