Japanese magnolia flower
Even without such warm weather as we are having this week (75 to 80 highs) this is about the time of year when Japanese magnolias inTallahassee bloom. It's also common for them to get frozen to brown not long after blooming. The diffuse light here is from the clouds this afternoon when I took this photo in Tallahassee's downtown Chain of Parks.
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Japanese magnolia blossoms
These beatuful flowers often bloom in January and then are soon turned limp brown by overnight freezes, which of course are now predicted. And yes, this whole house is painted the same soft orange color. Jan. 19 update. A hard freeze did come to Tallahassee a couple nights ago and this afternoon I walked by this house again. Now these Japanese magnolias look terrible in their freeze damaged condition. I was going to take this picture again with that change but the partly brown flowers made…