Thursday, June 18, 2009

Photostory Friday: magnolia blossoms

This past winter we had a fairly severe ice storm here in Kentucky. Many people were without power for weeks. Our power flickered on and off, but we never lost it completely. Just when you didn't think it could rain and freeze anymore, there would be another day of it. Hearing the trees limbs moan, groan, and creak with all the weight of the ice was like some horror show. We lost several branches of trees.
Most significantly was this magnolia in the front yard. I seriously didn't think it would come back. One branch snapped right in the middle of the main trunk. Another branch was touching the ground from all the ice on its branches.

So this past spring, I was pleasantly surprised to see these gorgeous blossoms on our little tree.


PhotoStory Friday
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9 comments:

Chris said...

What a pretty little blossom.

There is NOTHING like an ice storm -- so eerie!

Crazy Mama said...

I miss magnolia tree. I'm glad it came back. Ice storms are wicked around here too and we had several this past winter that took out many trees here.

Corey~living and loving said...

so glad it bloomed for you. they are stunning trees. :)

Pam Emmons said...

I remember this storm (we live just over the border in Clarksville, TN). Glad your beautiful flower survived!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

We have had lots of ice storms here too, a few pretty serious ones. Both are great photos but that blossom is beautiful! So glad the tree survived.

kaye said...

I'm so glad it survived. Here’s my photo story. happy Friday!

Michelle said...

Spring renews all doesn't it? Lovely PSF!

On a limb with Claudia said...

How very sad. I'm sorry for your loss.

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