“Treasure the love you receive above all.”
I’ve been wanting to post some of the wonderful flowers I saw during our Magnolia Gardens outing recently. The Weekly Photo Challenge, “Above” gave me a nice opportunity to do just that.
“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”
As spring is finally upon us, the flowers are coming into full bloom – delivering photo opportunities at every turn. For the most part, I’ve tried to include shots that were taken from above, as challenged 🙂
“See heaven in a wild flower.”
Here in South Carolina, spring brings an amazing bounty of flora, including the magnificent southern magnolia (the one below taken here on Kiawah, where magnolias bloom each May).
“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.”
“There is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.”
The creamy whites of the magnolia and some of the iris are as glorious as the brilliant orange of the hibiscus or the lovely pink of the azalea.
My favorite though, is catching a bud just before it blooms, showing us nature in its infancy.
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”
I will close with a photo of a stone (taken from directly above of course) which was one of the last gifts given to me by my mother before she passed away. It is prominently displayed along our front walk to be seen by anyone who visits our home, and serves as a reminder of the love she gave me without question every day.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my visit to the gardens of Magnolia Plantation, as well as my nod to love, and to mothers, who are its personification. Finally, let me add my early wish for a Happy Mothers’ Day to all of you who mean so much to all of us.
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