Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"Beneath the Magnolia Tree"

Beneath the Magnolia Tree

Alluring fragrance
cloaks my senses with desire
my thoughts full of you,
I anticipate your kiss
'neath the magnolia tree.

Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, Originally posted June 22, 2011

This is a poem I resurrected as these magnificent blooms are just starting to appear.  Each one a work of art.  I need to grab my tripod each morning and evening and get true crisp shots.  These aren't bad as I had to hurry and snap with three dogs and countless kids in tow.

and a treatment using Kim Klaussen's "Chase" texture below and linked to her "Texture Tuesday" weekly challenge.  If anyone is ever interested in learning about textures, she is the first person I would recommend.  She has wonderful internet classes.  


TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! love these southern belles!

Helen said...

The only negative I can think of to living in the High Desert country of Oregon ~~~ no magnolia trees!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

BEAUTIFUL photos - just exquisite! And a lovely poem, too!

lisa. said...

Wonderful poem Margaret, and what a magnificent series of my very favorite flower.

Margaret said...

Thank you! I do love this time of year when I can sit under the Magnolia tree! Expect a LOT of photos of these beauties in the next few weeks.

Karen S. said...

Not sure which I enjoyed more, the poem or the photos...they both were just amazing!

Barri-Jayne said...

Beautiful photography! Especially the 1st and 4th photos. Lovely poem. :)