Tag Archives: White

Calla Lily Portraits

Calla Lilies have been blooming all around the more manicured ponds at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Calla Lily
Calla Lily

One of my favorite statues, the Boy with Duck, surrounded by yellow Iris is in the background on this one.

Calla Lily
Calla Lily, Not Yet Opened, Boy with Duck Statue in Background

Azaleas were also competing for attention.

Calla Lily, Azaleas in Background
Calla Lily, Azaleas in Background

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
April 8, 2021
Canon 100mm Macro Lens

Tulip Magnolias, Many Style Blossoms

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.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

Next is another close up version of the flower from my post Tulip Magnolia Blossom, Very Large.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

I don’t recall seeing this next type before with so many petals, almost like a daisy.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

This one reminds me of a teacup, and another one that I wished I could have gotten up above for an interior shot.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

This next one is prettier before it fully opens. I generally see this style more bedraggled looking.

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

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?

Tulip Magnolia Blossom
Tulip Magnolia Blossom

Bee on White Camellia

This Camellia variety has the type of blossom with a prominent center and on Sunday the blooms were well visited by bees.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

The bees were making a haul of pollen.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

This flower was on the outside of the plant, right at my eye level making for nice closeups.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

The temperature had been below freezing a few nights last week and I was rather surprised to see this much bee activity.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
February 20, 2021

Bees on White Flower, December

These white flowers were poking out of some scraggly brush on the walk around the old rice field at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

Perhaps a Camelia variety, they were the only flowers I saw in this mile and a quarter (2 KM) stretch on December 10.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

The blooms were a little raggedy looking, but attracted a steady flow of bees and other small insects.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

They were making the most of the situation on a 70 degree F (21 C) morning.

Bees on White Flower
Bees on White Flower

Flowing Fungus

From a distance it looked like something man-made, maybe a piece of trash stuck in the tree trunk by a human.

White Fungus on Tree
White Fungus on Tree

Fortunately it turned out to be nature-made.

White Fungus on Tree
White Fungus on Tree

And quite bizarre looking, sort of like a lava flow.

White Fungus on Tree
White Fungus on Tree

A close up view of the strands:

White Fungus on Tree
White Fungus on Tree