Monday, January 31, 2011

Magnolia Leaf, 121 & 122/365



 The photo above is for Macro Monday#123.  The one below is for "Patterns & Repetition in February".  One of my favorite trees here in the south is the Magnolia tree.  I do look forward to the fabulous white flower, but for now I do think the colors of the leaves are splendid.  I love the repeating pattern in each leaf and the leaves themselves.

10 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Splendid shots, Margaret. Looks like a fine leather.

joco said...

Extremely tactile, those leathery leaves.
Like holding hands with somebody wearing leather gloves :-)
Nice strong images.

justine said...

I love magnolias, love how you have captured these leaves.

gina said...

The colors and composition are terrific!

Patty Ann said...

Oh, I love magnolias. It is one of the things I miss the most about the south. They are so beautiful.

Margaret Bednar said...

Carol & Joco - they are such a thick leaf. I was also shocked to find what huge trees they grow into!

Justine - I am so surprised how grand I think they look during this "winter" time. I felt so sad when the white flowers fell off, but right now their redish undersides are so beautiful.

Gina & Patty Ann - Thanks. I'd LOVE to plant one tree on our property!

Kala said...

Lovely details of the magnolia leaf. In a couple of months, they'll be blooming once again.

Clare B said...

interesting colour contrast between the front and back of the leaves.

Vicki Lane said...

Especially love the first one! Also the line of suits in you next post.

Margaret Bednar said...

Kala, Clara & Vicki - I adore these trees - Are the white flowers called flowers or blooms? These trees are so amazingly BIG! And I think they bloom twice? I think that is what I noticed our first year here...