One of the delights of this week in Southern Michigan has been seeing the Star Magnolias in their full glory of blooming. Our friend Julia says the blooms only last a few days and, if so, today or tomorrow will be the end of most of them. Liz speculates, based on the similar size of many of the trees, that they may have come into vogue and been planted in a number of yards over a short period of time. Many of the trees are fifteen to twenty feet or more in size and are quite impressive in stature.
I’ve enjoyed going back over some of the photographs I made earlier this week, seeing again the many faces the blooms present and the different qualities shown as the light changes. Here are two of them and more can be found here.