We’ve had a lot of rain lately. Maybe that’s the explanation. Or perhaps it’s the combination of hot, direct sun in the afternoons followed by bouts of heavy rain. I really don’t know.
But when I went out for a morning walk today, I had to turn back to grab my camera. Magnolias in my neighborhood were in full bloom. Showy. Softly unfolding. Beautiful.
Creamy blooms on shiny dark green leaves. Opening to the morning sun.
Begging to be seen. And smelled.
Here’s to you, my friends: a Southern treat from Knoxville, Tennessee.
June 4th, 2015