Magnolias – Flower Series No. 7

I didn’t know what magnolias were before last spring (and the rising popularity of Chip & Joanna Gaines’ empire). I remember driving down Parkway and seeing this beautiful pink tree with such unique blossoms, but I didn’t know they were magnolias.

With the onslaught of Chip & Joanna Gaines media coverage, the flower has become synonymous with their lifestyle brand. I kinda wish I could say I wasn’t fascinated by their empire, but that would be false. My feelings towards them are like a love-hate relationship–I hate seeing their life and family plastered all over Pinterest and People Magazine, but they do have a great eye for design.

Maybe it is the part of me that wants to be somewhat unique, off-the-wall, unconventional, etc. that makes it hard to admit to liking mainstream things. Does anyone else feel that way? It’s kind of silly and totally justifiable at the same time. For example, I think “I can like whatever I want; I choose what my tastes are” and “Do I like this just because it is popular?”.

See my problem?

Okay, enough philosophy.

Simply put, I enjoy magnolias because of their beauty. Also, they grow on trees, which is really interesting for some reason 🙂

4 thoughts on “Magnolias – Flower Series No. 7

  1. Lol…they grow on trees! Along with the white, they also come in a beautiful redwine colour, almost purple, my fave. A beautiful tree. Perhaps a little search of other flowering trees may surprise you! 🙋
    As for the Gaines’, I’m a fan. I don’t need to justify that. I value what they do. I’d hire them!
    Now, a suggestion if I may. White flowers look better on a darker background. I’d like to see the magnolias emphasised, rather than the stems. A re-do, please! 😇


    1. Hey, thanks for the great comment! I’m thinking a lot about how you don’t need to justify what you like and don’t like. It’s a simple mindset, which I like. And I will do a re-do of the magnolias on darker paper…(now to find the time 😉


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