One of the challenges of digital photography is choosing precisely which image to save and which ones to delete. It is hard to delete photos of a loved one or friend or even of casual acquaintances although their expressions may be not particularly appealing. It feels like you are throwing away your relationship. Some candid shots are fun but really who does want to be remembered at the moment of a sneeze?
Flowers, though, don’t have that problem. Instead there are the vagaries of a puff of wind making perfect focus an illusion. Or the photographer may not have the steadiest of hands or feet.
Here are two of the best of the magnolia flowers. I am eagerly awaiting the blooming of the magnolia tree variety at my shop–the last blossoms were easily the size of a turkey platter but lasted only a few days compared to the weeks of these magnolia blooms.