A tiny spider took a long stroll across a flower petal…
..and a look out over the edge. He seemed to be all alone in this pink landscape.
A couple more Tulip Magnolia Blossoms–these types of blooms always seem to be in a bit of disarray.
Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
February 10, 2022
Tulip Magnolias I’ve seen from a distance have been pretty spectacular again this year but the trees I’ve gotten close to don’t seem as robust.
However, there have been some lovely individual blooms.
And there are quite a few blossom styles showing off.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
February 15 and 20, 2022
I’ve mention that the Tulip Magnolias have put on a spectacular display this year unspoiled by frosty nights. They have been blooming for weeks and with no leaves yet on the trees the blossoms really stand out.
Next is another close up version of the flower from my post Tulip Magnolia Blossom, Very Large.
I don’t recall seeing this next type before with so many petals, almost like a daisy.
This one reminds me of a teacup, and another one that I wished I could have gotten up above for an interior shot.
This next one is prettier before it fully opens. I generally see this style more bedraggled looking.
Lastly, a yet unfurled blossom, showing off a gorgeous magenta exterior, a color I remember fondly from my childhood along with the Crayola 64 Box. I just looked Crayola up to ensure I remembered correctly and find you can now get a full box of 12 of the same color. Who knew?
This blossom was easily the size of a dinner plate, just huge. I would have liked a step stool for a better look!
At Hans Wikström’s suggestion below I’ve cropped re-edited to show off the bee’s shadow. This is less than 10% of the original photo, which I normally don’t do but think it works here. Thank you, Hans!
The color of the Tulip Magnolia Blossoms often outshines their mis-shapen form.