I've really enjoyed the flowers this spring and summer. I've been on a quest (like in previous years) to get just the perfect magnolia photo to use on my blog or elsewhere. The problem is that it's difficult to find a perfect bloom at the perfect time at a height I can reach!
I thought I'd share a few of my favorites I've captured so far as well as a few other photos of gardenias, roses and hydrangeas.
Some of the earliest blooms we had were the knockout roses. The bushes were packed with blooms this year.
Below is one in my yard that I thought was beautiful. I'm not even sure what it is! It's different from the one I shared with y'all before.
Here is one of my favorites, wisteria--so very southern. This particular plant was growing outside the entrance of a store at an outdoor shopping center. It was so pretty!
Here's another mystery to me (below). Does anyone know what it is?
Here's one of our gardenia bushes. It was packed with buds and blooms this year! (You can see the multiple buds below.)
And here's one of my favorite photos from the many I took of the gardenia blooms. I wish y'all could have smelled the fragrance each time I left my house! This bush is right beside the front porch.
And now the ones I've worked so hard to capture. My neighbors probably think I'm crazy for all the days I've been out in the yard photographing this tree. :) Plus, I've photographed the magnolia trees at our church, too! For weeks, after the worship service, I've walked around one particular (huge) tree, trying to find new blossoms that are close enough to the ground to reach with the camera (my phone). There's nothing more creamy beautiful than a magnolia bloom.
I hope y'all enjoyed a walk through my yard this spring and summer! We've had a beautiful season. Now it's time to replant the pots on my front porch. The pansies can't take the hot sum at this point. I'll share photos of the new flowers later!