Flower Friday – Magnolia

Imperfect Magnolia - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Imperfect Magnolia – Photograph by Laura Lecce

I have to premise this post with the confession that I don’t really like magnolia flowers. I love seeing the trees in full bloom, like a giant cloud of pink color as in the photo below. New York springtime is at its prime at the moment, and the magnolia trees in central park really make a stunning statement.

Magnolia Tree in Full Bloom - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Magnolia Tree in Full Bloom – Photograph by Laura Lecce

However, when you get closer, there is something imperfect about each flower that disappoints me every time. Maybe its that they have no obvious order, or symmetry about them. Or that by the time the innermost petals open the others look close to dropping off. They are pretty mostly because of the color, but far from making my favorites list. Still very worthy of a photo though, happy weekend everyone!

Magnolia Flower - Photograph by Laura Lecce
Magnolia Flower – Photograph by Laura Lecce