These are some of my favorite flowers........ I planted two of these trees the first year I moved here onto my little place 13 years ago. These are some of the pictures that I have taken of my magnolia's, on my little trees. I like doing different things with pictures of magnolias, I enjoy Sepia and have printed some that way, tonight these looked good in b/w. I will most likely print these too!
This is some info I found on Wikipedia about this kind of Magnolia...
...Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the Southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceaenative to the southeastern United States, from coastalVirginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texasand Arkansas. Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large striking evergreen tree with large dark green leaves and large white fragrant flowers. Widely cultivated around the world, over a hundred cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.
This is a Foto-Friday submission for Newvine Photographers