To every thing there is a season, and yesterday I discovered that this ISN'T the season for Magnolias to bloom, at least not in Vicksburg.
I drove through the Vicksburg National Military Park and Cemetery, and over half of Vicksburg, searching for Magnolia blossoms to capture with my camera, and didn't find one blossom!
I quickly discovered that the trees are loaded with seed pods now, and my quest to find the perfect blossom will have to be postponed for a while.
I did manage to capture some pictures of the pods, though, which, I think, have a beauty all their own (you can click on the pictures to get a closer look, if you'd like).
The cloudy skies made a rather stark background for my pictures, but I like the contrast, especially in this shot with the street lamp in the background.
While I was out, I captured a few lagniappe pictures which I will share next time, but the best lagniappe was waiting for me, of all places ... at home! This is what I saw when I turned into our driveway:
Yes, those are blossoms on one of our Little Gem Magnolia trees. The only problem is that they are at the very top of the tree, and there's no way I could get a good shot of them.
I guess I'm going to have to "stake out" my Little Gems and be ready to capture the first blossom within camera range.
To be continued ... again!
Monday, July 25, 2011
at 11:58 AM
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