And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
― Anais Nin

MAGNOLIA (flower bud)


18 thoughts on “QUOTE – NATURE

  1. Oh, my goodness! I have four photos of assorted buds I’m intending to post next, and I’d never come across that quotation from Nin. I do believe I’ll put it to use! Thanks for your use of it, and for these gorgeous photos. I think I spotted one of our Southern Magnolias with a few blooms yesterday. They’re quite different — saucer shaped and white — but they’re all beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Linda.
      I’ve got one of those white saucer-shaped Magnolias next to my ‘back gate’. I also photographed some white Magnolias near Nymphaea Lake in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.

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      1. Nymphaea Lake is where I’ve made most of my Water Lilly images, although there were some white ones at the Maribyrnong wetlands pond only a short bus (or long walk) away. Not sure I’ve ever seen lotuses in the gardens and parks here in Melbourne.


  2. That’s a glorious Magnolia. There’s one hidden in a garden by a park not far from us and I posted about it a few years ago as it was such a delight to come upon it unexpectedly. Love the quote too. Perfect!

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  3. Great quote, Vicki, and very timely as we are finally getting some spring-like weather here and within this feeling to burst out. Of course, you’re now in autumn and facing winter… so I hope you get to take in and enjoy some warm weather 🙂


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