Yesterday, was a perfect day, not quite spring temps, but a dark blue beautiful sky and these pink-violet tulip magnolias were striking.
This tree stands near the front entrance of the local YMCA. It been in bloom for over a week, so I brought my Canon digital Elph to capture the colors. (Yup, that’s me and my shadow below.)
The tulip magnolia (Magnolia × soulangeana) is also known as saucer magnolia, which is descriptive of the goblet-shaped flowers of rose-pink flushed with violet-purple, fading to white. It blooms profusely in early spring with large pink to purple showy flowers and grows best in full sun or partial shade.
It’s nice to be “greeted” by this beautifully colorful plant especially before starting a workout, when the weather has been anything but spring-like. More rain and maybe sleet or snow flurries coming.
Speaking of shadows, here’s some SOOC (straight-out-of the camera) shots with LOTS of shadows and a touch of color.
It’s always so nice to have a camera along.