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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Magnolias in Bud, Bloom and Balanced Rocks Lake Ontario

At Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens, the magnolias are in full bloom for this Mother's Day weekend. Here a some pictures taken in the Gardens a few days ago (See pictures 2010 magnolias to date here).

White Magnolia in Bloom at top of path
At the top of the hill, west border of BRG (Brueckner Rhododendron Gardens), this large magnolia is in bloom.


White Memorial Magnolia ~ Brueckner Plaque
Just into the gardens from the parking lot, this white magnolia is marked with a plaque for the late Dr. Joseph Brueckner.

Brueckner Memorial Plaque
Detail of the memorial plaque for Dr. J. Brueckner. Another marker stands close to the rhodos across the path from this view.

Magnolia Bud
Detail of one magnolia just ready to burst into bloom. This bud is from the above small magnolia.

Magnolia Blossoms Close Up
A closer look at the white magnolia blossoms on the memorial tree.

Balanced Rocks Sculpture ~ Lake Ontario
At the south (Lake Ontario) side of the park, someone had taken the time to balance the beach rocks into this Inukshuk. Love it!

More Magnolia pictures from these gardens at Snapshot-Travel.