Photo A Day: Magnolia Blossom

In honor of getting a new camera and needing a reason to play with it…welcome to my Photo A Day! Topic: Whatever strikes my fancy. Frequency: Daily-ish. I hope.

It’s spring! It’s spring! And things are pretty!

This magnolia tree is in my side yard. It’s an Ann magnolia, I think? In all ways possible, plants and I have come to an uneasy truce. If I were to cook and eat a plant, it would give up its deliciousness to me and we would have a happy dinner. If it’s still in the ground, though? That’s another story. A plant has to be dead for me to be of use to it (make it pretty in a vase, or yummy), or else I will kill it. I’m not saying I like it, I’m just saying that’s how it is. Because I have the blackest thumb in all the land, I take no credit for this magnolia’s–or any plant’s within my reach–relative health. All green-growing skills exhibited in my home go entirely to George. But he? Is not so good with a camera, which is where I can step in.

Not a bad thing to see when you walk out the door.

From what I’ve figured, I’ve actually got to touch the plant for my black thumb to do its work, so no-touch photos are still OK. It’s best to work around your weaknesses. Bonus: I have no reason to touch fertilizer. 🙂

Happy spring!

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