Magnolia campbelli in Morrab Gardens, Penzance
We’ve had some grey misty conditions and rainy days lately. But today was bright, so I went up to Morrab Gardens to see what’s happening with the Magnolia.
It’s still in full leaf, but the leaves are definitely looking drier and duller.
The fruits are very bright (these photographs don’t do justice to the contrast between vivid crimson fruit and dark green leaves).
There are plenty of flower buds, promising a glorious display in early spring next year.
I love the way the shadows play across the trunks.
The penguins/flamingos/fuchsia flowers are looking a little battered, but they are still dancing:
Finally, a closer look at the fluffy tree.
A conifer of some sort – cypress? redwood? juniper?
I found some good tips for photographing plants here, on a very good blog from Bad Botanist (a misnomer if ever there was.)
And another link as it is the 20th anniversary of 9/11, to a blog about the Survivor Tree, (which I have only just heard about.)
Thanks to Pat, as always, for hosting us Tree Addicts. More info here: