Magnolia trees in Florence

After living in Seattle for a few years, I’ve yet to see any other micro-climate produce the  the amazing magnolia trees that grow there.  But, Florence is no slouch when it comes to these monumental trees.

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Last weekend I was in the lovely garden behind the Palazzo Guicciardini, and this beautiful speciman was putting on a pretty show.  My pictures, unfortunately, do not capture the majesty or the beauty of the big white blossoms, but I hope you get the picture.  Look at the top section in this picture below and you will see some of the white blooms.

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Another closer view:

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Here’s a view I found on the internet to better show the white blooms.

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And yes, the blooms are gorgeous, but even the foliage of this tree is lovely.

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