One of the things I love about living in the south is all the beautiful trees and shrubs that I could not grow when I lived in Canada. The magnolia is one of them. To me, magnolias are synonymous with the south
We are lucky enough to have a magnolia tree growing at the side of our house. The previous owner espaliered it(trained it to grow close to the wall) to the brick wall outside our kitchen. It is in need of pruning but I'm waiting awhile to enjoy some more of the blooms before I cut it back.
The petals are so soft and delicate and I love how they catch the parts of the center as they fall off.
If you click on this picture you can see the drops of dew . It's amazing.
Just a little offering of beauty from my home in the south.
Look around I'm sure there is something beautiful right outside your door, or not too far away.