Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Glorious Day in the Neighborhood!

Yesterday was a truly glorious day in Vicksburg, with brilliant blue skies, fluffy white clouds, the birds were singing and the bees were buzzing, Spring bursting out all over, and morning temperatures hovering in the low 60s … a perfect day for a photo shoot.
After spending the morning driving around town, I headed to the National Cemetery in the Military Park. The southern magnolia trees were magnificent! They seemed to be standing taller, their leaves a darker, richer green, and their buds and blossoms even more exquisite than all the ones that have gone before them. 


Unfortunately, most of the blossoms were in the tops of the trees, as if they were seeking the warmth of the sun, so it was difficult to get good pictures of them. I did manage, with the help of my zoom lens, to capture a few that were keepers, in my humble opinion.




I'm looking forward to capturing more pictures of magnolia blossoms soon when I can find a tree that has some closer to the ground.  

I hope you are having beautiful Spring days where you live and are taking time to enjoy them.  Summer will be here before we know it! 


betsy said...

When I drove down the Trace into Mississippi for the first time, I was astonished by the size and beauty of the trees. "Noble" is the word I would use to describe them. Am I wrong in thinking most of them are oaks?

Richard Cottrell said...

Oh to be there to see them, experience there beauty, smell and all that they truly are. My two, here in Missouri have suffered from 2 bad winters. While still alive, they are cold brunt, brown and dull. Slow in coming around this spring. There are some buds, I hope the old leaves will soon fall and new beautiful ones will prevail. Thanks for sharing, I love, love them.

Pat said...

Always love to see your beautiful photos Janie.

Yes, Magnolias are so completely Southern and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Pat in Tallahassee