Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!
Can you believe we are reaching the end of May already?! It’s almost time for school to let out, with graduation festivities and prom nights in full swing. Such an exciting time…full of promise, romance, youthful hopes and sweet dreams teetering on the cusp of new chapters.
Meanwhile, for those of us who find gardens exciting May in Southern California also means the magnolia trees are in bloom.
We are super lucky to have a very old tree that grows right outside our younger son’s bedroom. So close in fact, you can almost reach out and touch it. Even better, we can leave the windows open and let the intoxicating scent of the blooms drift through.
A heady scent indeed. So intense, a single flower is almost too much to bear inside, unless it’s a very large room.
The aroma is quite indescribable-care to take a stab?! I can’t even think of another flower that smells as strongly as the magnolia.
This particular bloom was SO gigantic that I propped it up on a large pillow just for the size reference. Is this insane or what?! It was the biggest magnolia flower I’ve ever seen.
Magnolia ice rug designed by Vivienne Westwood for The Rug Company
Australian Vogue Entertaining
My friend R.B. took this amazing photo!
This ‘Linnea’s Lights’ Magnolia scented candle is on sale right now at Terrain.com
Magnolia flower glass by Sicis
Old school magnolia print
Take an old image and go new school with a large mural
Giant murals via SurfaceView.com
I zoomed in on this guy busy at work and making quite a mess.
Vivienne Westwood magnolia rug in black
New life about to burst forth.
Congratulations to all those young people about to embark on new chapters, and to their parents, running around with your hearts fit to burst this month…take it all in and enjoy every second. I’m loving all the prom and graduation photos on Instagram!
Most of all, this weekend we remember and honour all those who gave and continue to give of themselves to keep us free and safe on this holiday and every day.
#FleetWeek #NYC Instagram photo via 4thfloorwalkup
This time last year…
Remembering those in my family who served.