Saturday, April 2, 2016
Saturday Afternoon's Views........
A star magnolia was donated to the school. I am not sure if the giver knew how special this tree is. Being a magnolia it must be a tough vairety as it survives our winters. There is only one other kind of magnolia that lives through Iowa's winters. That magnolia has blooms so different than this one. This is an early bloomer and I have never seen another like this one ever. I was going to crop out a lot of things in this photo but the sky is a good looking one.
The star magnolia has many linear petals that project out from the base. I have blogged about this tree for years but I didn't find out about the identity of it until a couple of years ago. Someone in England identified it. When I looked it up, I agreed with her about the name of the variety.
It is a very windy day with the temps being almost freezing last night. We have sun this afternoon but it isn't warming up that much. Sunday we are suppose to be 73 degrees F. I really doubt that will happen but I would welcome it.
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