I captured my newest favorite magnolia picture right here at home.
After spending several frustrating minutes trying to take a picture of a Little Gem Magnolia blossom on one of our trees which was being blown "hither, thither, and yon" (don't you just love that expression!), I finally gave up, clipped the flower from the tree, and plopped it down in a makeshift plastic vase. It wasn't pretty, but I was taking closeups and the container was for support only, so it didn't matter if it was pretty or not -- at least it was still!
After a few minutes, I realized that I was bored and decided to try something different. I took the magnolia clipping and put it in the small pond area of the water feature in our courtyard, and took several (about 60-70) pictures of it floating around the pond. Magnolias are beautiful in any setting, but now it was much more interesting than it was when it was in that plastic vase!
I like the transparent reflection of the white petals underneath the flower.
The magnolia's final resting place of the day was on a rock in the pond, with the late afternoon sun shining on it like a spotlight.
And that's the story of how I captured my newest favorite Magnolia of the season. Hopefully, it won't be my last.