Flowers have an amazing effect on people. Granted, that is their purpose: to attract. Their plant depends on attracting birds, bees, and other insects to pollinate and continue the growth and survival of their species.
This particular flower I saw for the first time during a trip to The Huntington Library in March of 2008. The entire tree was barren with the exception of a few magnolia-looking flowers. I had no idea there was such a thing – the whole Chinese Garden is beautiful.
Even though it began to rain, I just stood there in awe. I took a few snaps of this tree and its magnificent flower before we walked over to another exhibit.
This photo reminds me of a really fabulous day with my husband and stepson and it brings me peace.
Funny how flowers, and photos, can do that.
This week’s topic — Flowers