Favorite Flowers – Magnolia Photography

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May provided the perfect opportunity for magnolia photography, with all of the buds still left to bloom on our tree. The southern magnolia is one of my favorite spring flowers. Its large fragrant blooms smell so sweet, and are fun to watch from the time they bud to the day they open.

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Pro Tip: Cut magnolia flowers at the base (leaving a little stem) and float in a glass bowl for a romantic centerpiece

The Southern Magnolia (grandiflora) is a classic here in the southern United States. The tree can grow quite large, and its dense foliage provides lots of shade. Shiny dark green leaves stay green year-round, and the scent of the flowers is absolutely intoxicating.

Magnolia Photography

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These flower photos will look sweet in any room.
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This magnolia photography was taken while walking around our spring garden. Photographs feature big, white flowers on a muted background – perfect for any office, nursery or bedroom.

Nature Photos: Colors of Summer

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[ nature photos - fine art prints ]

Summer 2013 is coming to a close. The last several weeks have been hot and dry, Mother Nature making up for lost time I suppose. The promise of rain and fall weather is just around the corner, and with it will come fall colors. So long, summer!

Nature Photos

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(posted on 07/21/2013)
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There was a full week of rain for my birthday mid-July, and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’ve had the high-heat, high-humidity days, but Summer 2013 has definitely been superior to the last few. Here’s a look at what’s growing & blooming.
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(posted on 06/07/2013)
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After a relatively cool April & May, the blooming season is a bit later this year. So far, early summer is looking a lot like Spring. The intense Texas heat is right around the corner, though, and we will enjoy the fair weather while we can.
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Beauty is All Around Us

At least once a week, I ride into the city for the day. As much as I love living in the country, I also enjoy the shopping options a big city like Dallas has to offer. When I’m in town, I do a little art supply, thrift store, and/or grocery shopping, take photos at the lake, the park, or on the street, and work on projects while sipping a cold beverage in the afternoon (usually of the Starbucks variety).

Its refreshing to find beauty in unexpected places

I recently spotted a small strip between the street curb and a parking lot that had been planted with wild flowers. It was such a pretty juxtaposition – the brightly colored flowers backed by drab concrete streets and buildings. I had to stop and take some pictures.
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