Thursday, May 10, 2012

Magnolia Magnificence


There are a 'few' (remember everything is relative) photos in this post.


I will keep the 'words' short and simple.


I was in the garden on Tuesday taking photos of this and that.


I was awestruck at what I saw through the camera when I 'focused' on this Magnolia bloom.


It only happens once in a while that I think I got a good shot or two.


It happened for me on Tuesday....I almost cried at the beauty that was in front of me.


Enjoy.























26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!
    Now stop your crying, you big girl! Take that energy, blow up one of these photos and have yourself a Giveaway. I'm on a winning streak and I need some art.
    Truly, they are beautiful. Good job, Flower Man!
    m.

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    1. Yes sir! Anything you say, SIR!
      Thanks Mark.

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  2. Beautiful flowers. They make you appreciate Mother Nature's talents. My neighbour's magnolia tree hangs partly into my garden, so I can enjoy it, as well. No need to plant one. Did I mention at some point that I picked up a cherry tree? I did, I did! I couldn't resist after your post about yours. It's just a tiny little thing for now, but it will grow.

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    1. Yeah Martha! You will love the cherry tree! Before you can even blink it will be a beautiful tree! Congrats! Yes, isn't Mother Nature wondereful!

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  3. They are stunning blossoms! Nice shooting!

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    1. Pat, you would have LOVED them! Thanks.

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  4. I love Magnolias, it's a shame they show their beauty for a short time. Your shots are beautiful, you can almost feel the velvety petels.

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    1. Thanks Davine. They are one of the first to come and the first to go!

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  5. Very sensual! We can't grow magnolias here in Edmonton. Too cold.

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    1. Amazing what a 'one+ zone' difference can do, Debra!
      Yes, sensual and calming!

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  6. I just love Magnolias! What terrific shots! Stunning!

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    1. Well thanks. I was totally humbled by it's beauty.

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  7. Georgia O'Keeffe would be pleased!

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    1. And you know how I have always felt about her work! Thanks Ron!

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  8. A spiritual experience for me.

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    1. THAT is exactly how I felt as well, Inger. Doesn't happen too often to me I must say but when it does it is very uplifting and leveling.

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  9. Jim, your photos are the best Magnolia shots I've seen, and I mean that!! The textures of the blooms and the lighting is perfect; I can almost smell them!

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    1. Kim, the next time you see a magnolia, or any flower for that matter, with camera in hand, get really close to it and take a look. And if 'things' are just right, start snapping!
      And thank you. What you do with your dogs is very similar you know.

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  10. Who knew there was beauty to be had on Tuesdays. No body likes Tuesday, but leave it to you to find this.

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    1. Thanks Stew! Next Tuesday look around, you may surprise yourself!!

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  11. Incredible-- I've rarely seen anything so beautifully pure and white and perfect. These images are stunning in their simplicity. Please tell me that you are going to frame some of these!! Well done Jim-
    Vicki

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    1. I do have some plans for these. Thanks Vicki.

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  12. That is a miraculous series of photos. I could only think, "wedding gown" as I looked at them. What a pure, bright white, and such clarity! Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  13. Thanks Karen, it was my pleasure.

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