Thursday, April 8, 2010

Apr 7/10 Start of Magnolias

Apr 7/10 Start of Magnolias, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Henri-Cartier Bresson said "Photography is nothing – it's life that interests me." Make a photo that reflects this quote.
This time of year I find myself documenting every change happening outside. This magnolia tree is beginning to bloom ahead of schedule due to our unseasonably warm temperatures. This week will be a little cooler so it may slow things down. Spring lets us watch life happen quickly as the spring blossoms appear so briefly then die off to let the next process begin. While plants flourish in summer, the changes are not so fast. Spring brings a frenzy of growth.


  1. It's a frenzy some of us are still waiting for - glad to see your blooms!

  2. Spring has definitely hit Montreal. We should be following suite soon. Can't wait! Great pic!

  3. I love the magnolia- such colour when I crave colour after a long winter.

  4. Looks similar to our blooms! How beautiful!