52 Weeks in Nature : Week 17 - The Magic Onions

52 Weeks in Nature : Week 17

The Jacaranda trees are in bloom and they make our streets look so pretty. I smile whenever I see them as they remind me of my friend who lived in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is renowned for her beautiful Jacarandas… they are everywhere and make the city look so beautiful in the Spring. I smile because she once said that seeing the purple Jacaranda trees gave her stomach a flood of butterflies. When I asked why, she replied that the Jacarandas always bloomed when it was time for her to study for her end of year exams at university. I think of her now every time I see them… and I’m smiling now.

Week 17 / 52


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Do you have plants that remind you of certain people or events? I’d love to hear the story.

Fifty Two weeks in nature… a series of photos each week to show what our nature looks like. For those who are participating, thank you… it’s been amazing to see how different the seasons are from place to place… and how beautiful.

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Blessings and magic,


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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. I am in awe of the tulip colours right now. Perhaps because we have had a lot of rain in the early part of the year, so every thing glows with the background of the vivid green. My husband planted a lot of different varieties last year, some of them are so double that they look like roses when they are open.
    But what they remind me of is a place our grandparents took us every spring…it was a country house known for the tulips. We enjoyed rolling down the slopes of soft grass. One year my sister and I decided to smell all of the different kinds of tulips – trying to find one that would smell good. We never did find any as they all smelled pretty bad…like tulips! Which we thought was a waste of colour. or something. But in the end, I guess it wasn’t a waste because it has made a lasting memory when I see colourful tulips in the Spring.
    Sandy in the UK

  2. Ironically, those remind me of blue bells! I have never seen a jacaranda tree before. Mustard plants and anise used to grow like wildflowers (which they were) where I grew up. They remind of walking to school in the early hours of the morning with my best friend. Tumbleweeds remind me of my really young days, when they would blow all over the streets during wind storms. None of those grow in that area at all anymore, the landscape has totally changed in the last 30 years. Now there are a lot of succulents, which are beautiful plants, but not native to the area. I’m not sure how the entire ecosystem changed so much. It definitely is more pretty and what people probably want to see when they go to San Diego, but it doesn’t feel like home anymore. My photo this week is of a geum. Sadly, it took me a bit to identify the flower, which it shouldn’t have, given that I planted it several years ago. For some reason it never bloomed until this year and I had forgotten all about it. Go figure! http://www.bluebellsandcockleshells.com/2014/04/52-weeks-in-nature-week-17-geum.html

  3. Hi, here is my post this week http://sibylnutmeg.co.uk/week-17-52-weeks-nature/. How nice that these trees make you happy Donni, I have never seen them before.
    sibyl recently posted…Week 17 of 52 weeks in NatureMy Profile

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