Sunday, March 21, 2010

Digital Photograph - Tulip Magnolia


What a glorious day! I awoke early this morning to watch one of the qualifying marathons for the big Boston Marathon being run through our neighborhood. Nice skies, some wind, and the runners were out in full force. Being on the end of the marathon was really cool. You could see who were the seasoned runners and who were the weekend runners. As I sat on my front porch I had to admire them all, no way could I run 34 miles or do the half marathon of 18 miles.

The neighborhood was out in full force in lawn chairs, baby strollers and dogs on leashes. Clapping for each and every runner. My neighbor did the half marathon and in the celebration I noticed this beautiful deep magenta Magnolia tree. This is one of the trees that so represents the South and our Southern hospitality. Today was no exception here in Coastal North Carolina.

7 comments:

Diane said...

Sounds like a wonderful Spring morning!! Love that photo!!

Anneke said...

What a beautiful flower, what a beautiful photo!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Sounds like a perfect spring morning, Elizabeth! You've captured all of the glory of the season with your stunning photo. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Julie said...

What a lovely photo! Sounds like you had a wonderful day so far--hope the whole day is filled to the brim with wonderful!

peggy gatto said...

I love seeing these photos!!

Lisa said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous picture. I just love the angle and how tightly closed the flower bud is. You can just feel it ready to pop open.

Lorrie Grainger Abdo said...

What a beautiful description of your day. Years ago my brother-in-law ran in the Boston Marathon. We went to support him. I originally thought "how much fun can it be to watch a bunch of runners go by?" I was way wrong! Very inspirational. Lots of fun. And, total amazement on my part that these people could run all that way and then later in the day we would see them lugging their luggage through the airport! :) Lovely, lovely magnolia!