Magnolia

If you have ever smelled a fragrant magnolia on a steamy day in North Carolina, you will never forget it.  Its scent is described as lemony or citrus-like, creamy sweet with cherry undertones, and richly aromatic.  I don’t know about all that, but this delightful blossom certainly exudes romance and beauty.

Magnolia, Cary, NC

Magnolia, Cary, NC

On our travels each summer we stop for a night in Cary, North Carolina, where blossoming magnolias seem to be everywhere.  Last year I took this photo in Cary and painted it a few times until I was finally happy with this one.  I am fascinated by the Magnolia’s scent and beauty each year and fall in love with them all over again.  Maybe that is why they are thought of as a romantic flower!