A Magnolia Moment …

My regular readers know that when it comes to flowers, I love poppies and peonies. But did you know that I also love the fleetingly and beautiful magnolia blossom. Like most tree blossoms—apple and cherry—they bud, bloom, and are gone far too soon.

It seems I forgot about taking these photos—shot back in the early spring, 2019—so now seems like as good a time as any to share them with you. A fantastic bonanza of soft delicate pinks and white blossoms to set you up for the weekend.

Have a fantastic weekend, everyone, and stay safe.

Friday Flowers #2

Today I’m delving into the archives to share a bonanza of spring primulas with you. These hardy colourful perennials flower every year in the Botanic Gardens, throwing off winter’s mantel of snow, to a riot of colour, shape and form. I love visiting the gardens in early spring just to photograph these beauties.

And yes, I do lie down in the dirt to take some of these shots. It’s the only way to get up close and personal with them—at ground level.

These photos are from spring 2019, BC. I hope the colours cheer you up, as they do me.

Have a great weekend everyone, and stay safe.