Saturday, 14 April 2012


Before any Eastern European peoples start bickering about the boring subject of who was here first, they should think of the magnolia- a Magnolia mirabilis variant was growing in what is now Hungary almost 20 million years ago. Its present sisters are much younger though, they were brought to this area at the end of the 18th Century for the arboretum of nobleman Miklós Eszterházy (to make things even more fascinating the arboretum is now stranded on Austrian territory). Magnolias however don't seem bothered by such menial facts, they just peacefully bloom on year after year. Wise flowers.

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