On summer days when the temperature soars,
I look for any excuse to take my work outside!!
...On one such lovely day, as I sat sketching in the park under a canopy of dark green, waxy leaves, I noticed a tree trimming in action...
And when I spotted this magnificent flower falling to the ground with a tree branch, I scooped it right up!!
The dazzling scent of the massive, creamy white bloom, was my constant companion for the day :-)
Now, I'm no stranger to the magnolia trees, with their flowers high up in the air,
lining the sidewalks and filling the parks around here,
but I had never held one of the flowers in my hand before.
It must have been at least nine inches across...
and every inch of it a work of art!!