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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Monday, March 1, 2021

Our Magnolias in Full Bloom

Sunday, February 28, our Magnolias looking at their best!
Just before we went biking...
Hanging over the picket fence so the neighbors can enjoy them too.
Tiggy Tiger on the retainer wall on the driveway.
We went biking and it was 29℃ or 80.6℉




 

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  1. Gosh, they're beautiful! We have some weeks yet before they'll bloom here. They're so short-lived that I always try to get out and take pics of the blossoms.

    Your temps are a bit high for my liking, though! We'll have it in July - August, with lots of humidity too, but I can't function well in that heat. Thank goodness for a/c. LOL.

    Take care and enjoy your glorious spring! :-)

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Thank you and yes, after a rain shower this morning, several petals are already underneath... Today is not good for photos; too cloudy and dark! Glad I grabbed my iPhone yesterday before we went biking, afterwards the light would not have been good.
      Haha, you cannot compare your summer with our spring temperatures, not humid at all now and that's so lovely about it. I'm born for the tropics I guess, I almost died when being one week at work in North Dakota with -40℉ or -40℃ as it strangely happens to be the same for once.
      We enjoy and trying to share some of it with others like you!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, You are having a beautiful spring moment in your yard. It is springlike here too, but I do not follow the local flowers much. In Ohio it is still a little to early for flowers, but I always enjoyed exploring the woods for the early spring wildflowers.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Yes, that was a rather glorious moment captured in time.
      Ohio will be the same as in The Netherlands I guess, we saw them bloom in April.
      Found some Huckleberry blossoms (wild blue berry) on our walk with a friend and the dogs last week. Bees were very active and it warms ones soul seeing nature unfold once again.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Como se nota que la toma, se ha hecho en primavera. Son una preciosidad de flores.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Esto es una alegría cada año ver sus cogollos desarrollarse. Lo vemos desde nuestra zona de ventanal durante el desayuno.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  4. Your magnolias are beautiful and cat is cozy
    Hugs Britt

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    1. Dearest Britt,
      Thank you and they sure are beautiful for several days.
      Tiggy-Tiger is happy when the sun is out.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. What gorgeous flowers, Mariette! Up here in Kennesaw, we're seeing crocuses and daffodils, but not much else yet. You are indeed enjoying some south Georgia temperatures.
    Blessings!

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    1. Dearest Martha Jane,
      Sure, you are a couple of hours north of us and it makes a difference.
      When I drove to Macon this morning, there was such a haze of red from the budding leaves of the swamp maples. They're each year the very first and then the redbuds, dogwoods and so on. Makes me happy.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Dear Mariette - we have also been enjoying beautiful weather too, it has felt almost like summer. The flowers are opening up so quickly across the garden that cannot keep pace with them. Your Magnolia is a splendid vision of pink - Spring days really lift up the spirits.

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    1. Dearest Rosemary,
      This is a bliss and it makes all the difference in the world for having light inside the house and blossoms to look at. Spring will fast start unfolding itself. You too live in a mild area, enjoy the tiny miracles.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Mine is budding but won't bloom for a while. Daffodils are opening though - never thought I'd be so anxious for spring as I am this year.
    Cute kitty - does he make his home with you?
    Mary -

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    1. Dearest Mary,
      You are also several hours north of us and that is having its impact on the spring-timing. Spring is rather late this year, and all of us were so longing for it!
      Yes, she is our tiniest of four (originally five) siblings that were born in our home. They're family!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. What a beautiful magnolia tree. Wonderful.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, it is each year anew a delight!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Prachtig Mariette. Ik kijk er al naar uit dat ze in Nederland ook weer in bloei staan. En wat een temperatuur bij jullie. Fijne dag, lieve groet Willy

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja, een mooi gezicht nu in de lente. Jullie zijn nog wat achter omdat wij op hoogte van Tunesië zitten en dat maakt iets verschil...
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  10. Mariette magnolia jest przepiękna, tesknie za tymi kwiatami. U mnie będą kwitnąć za kilka tygodni. Kotek ślicznie wygląda. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.

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    1. Najdroższa Małgorzata,
      Dziękuję i tak, wkrótce zbliżasz się do sezonu kwitnącego.
      Uściski,
      Mariette

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  11. Wow you are having pretty weather too. I am ready to see some blossoms over this way.

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      Well, we had pretty weather but the temps went down and came with rain. Today is nice though!
      Don't we all long for the spring blossoms to show up and for lifting our moods?!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. Oh my gosh your magnolia tree is magnificent Mariette, what an amazing display of spring blooms 💜

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Thank you and yes they bring us so much joy for watching them bloom from our bay window area at breakfast time.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Blooming Buds And Happy Kitty Kitty, Picture Perfect - Well Done

    Cheers

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    1. Dearest Travis,
      Thank you and yes, it makes all happy; four- and two-legged alike!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. Olá

    Que bonitas flores!

    Manuela

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    1. Querida Manuela,
      Sim, todos os anos são um sonho quando florescem pela primeira vez, anunciando a primavera!
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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