Thursday, August 30, 2007

Friend and the aborted Magnolia



Ever notice that the most fun doodles are those you do while in good company? My good friend Jennifer was over this morning and I drew this while we chatted over some coffee before work. It's an aborted seedpod from a Magnolia. Magnolia is actually an ancient plant and in a botanical sense, relatively simple. Just like great friendships.

5 comments:

drb said...

How peculiar the magnolias in Memphis are in about the same state as those in Hawaii. Do they bloom in winter months, ours are done until spring.

Joan Y said...

Hey D, my tree's blooms are long gone ... with only these pods remaining on the ground. Ah, the wonders of nature.

Tracy said...

now isn't that funny - i've never noticed the pods yet i'm surrounded by neighbors magnolias. one beautiful reminder of where i live is these beauties. and to think they have them there too. never thought of that! LOL.... i really need to get my pencils out (i'm so lost in postcard land right now LOL)

Joan Y said...

Hi Tracy, I have a large tree in the corner of the front yard. I love its blooms in the spring. So ephemeral ... so beautiful. They aren't native to here but I am very fond of this tree because my grandfather gave it to my parents when they built the house.

Linda said...

The pods are nearly as lovely as the flowers -- this is beautifully done!