Friday, 20 March 2009

Southern Magnolia Blues.

Resting up in the dappled shade of a handsome Magnolia grandiflora, a retro style 'easy rider' found a perfect partner in this stunning tree. Native to the South Eastern United States, it can reach up to 30 meters in height, and it's cream flowers open up to to a whopping 30cm across, intoxicating the thick summer air with a sweet perfume. Here it is, our pride and joy, on UK soil, on a bright March morning, the state tree of Mississippi. I think it deserves some Delta Blues to make it feel at home. On the top is John Lee Hooker with 'Boom Boom', and below is Muddy Waters and the Rolling Stones with 'Hootchie Cootchie Man'. Enjoy!

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