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Magnolia – 2012

Posted in Nature, Photo diary, plants and trees, seasons by 노강호 on May 6, 2012

One of the first indicators that spring has arrived. I actually took these photos on April 11th but a bad flu delayed my posting them. The magnolia (목련) is one of my favourites and these examples were nestled against a traditional Korean house.

First signs of spring from the magnolia

a brief beauty – 24 hours later and the petals had fallen

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A Feast of Spring

Posted in Photo diary, plants and trees by 노강호 on April 19, 2011

the impressive magnolia (목련)

spring in Daegu

against the sky

forsythia gone crazy (개나리)

cherry blossom

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Magnolias (목련) and 'Sudden Spring Colds' (꽃샘추위)

Posted in Diary notes, Nature, plants and trees, seasons by 노강호 on April 4, 2010


The glorious magnolia (목련) provides a sure sign that spring is here. This is one of my favourite flowers but unfortunately, as magnificent as it looks with large, waxy, petals, it’s has a strange, low-key, chemical scent. Early spring is typified by cool or cold mornings and evenings and increasingly warmer days but temperatures can change suddenly – a phenomenon known as (꽃샘추위). From my understanding this means ‘sudden spring colds’ or, what in English we might call ‘cold snaps’ except a cold snap can occur throughout the year. Any further insight into this term would be appreciated.