Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fleur de Waccamaw


 
Cliff and I were walking down a long boardwalk leading to a dock on Lake Waccamaw, last weekend. Before breaking through to this gorgeousness, though, the area surrounding the boardwalk was nothing but swampland. And right there in the middle of it...up popped these sweet flowers.

 There’s always something blooming.  Can I get an Amen?

 They look so much like a Magnolia. And, since I can't 100% confirm that they are a species of the Magnolia family, in particular the Sweetbay Magnolia.....I'm calling it Fleur de Waccamaw.


De ~ LaLa





















15 comments:

  1. Fleur de Waccamaw sounds perfect! They look beautiful - what a sweet find! The boardwalk looks lovely as well, and I like this kind of grey day mood. You captured it beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, Carola! I thought so, too.

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  2. Well now, that certainly is interesting. And the flowers are gorgeous. They do look like magnolia.

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    1. They do look so much like Magnolias even though the flower is only a fraction of the size of our typical Magnolias. I'm pretty confident the Fleur de Waccamaw is kin to our Grande Fleur de Magnolia, though.

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  3. Gorgeous...
    Hope you are enjoying your long weekend...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Been doing yard work! I believe our grass is on steroids. I know the weeds are! But other than that, yep...having a great weekend. How about you?

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    2. Hot hot hot....
      Had the kids out on Saturday...
      Came home last evening....too damn hot!
      Heat wave continues!

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  4. Oh- Aren't they pretty, Laurie? They do look like part of the magnolia family. Happy Labor Day to you- xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I wish I knew for sure that they were a part of the magnolias....
      Happy Labor Day to you, too!

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  5. Oh, my! That shot of the dock is worthy of being framed and hung in a gallery! What an eye you have. Just beautiful. You certainly do live in a scenic part of the country!

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  6. Well thank you so much, Mama Pea! We do have some pretty places around here. But of course, I think anywhere on the water is pretty.

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  7. Magical - I do miss the magnolias I had in St. Louis! Gorgeous photos of a beautiful spot, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, Tanya! Sometimes it's the small unexpected things that make you go hmmmm. Wonder if you could grow Magnolias where you live now?

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  8. as in South Carolina? I was in Cherry Grove last week, tending to the cottage but never stuck one toe in the ocean. All work and no play makes me cranky.

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    1. Hey Sandra! Lake Waccamaw is actually in NC. It's near Whiteville. The Waccamaw River is in SC. Well goodness, you'll have to go back and stick your toe in the ocean. The tourists have thinned now and you can actually find a spot on the beach to sit. Nothing like the ocean....is there?

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