These trumpet creepers were in full bloom when I passed them on a trail in Deep Run Park in Henrico County, VA.
A field of bright flowers surrounds a birdbath in this butterfly garden at Holliday Lake State Park near Appomattox, Virginia.
Sun light begins to fall on the curled stamens of this magnolia bloom.
To me the magnolia tree’s large, fragrant blooms are symbolic of the South. Having grown up in Northern Virginia, I never noticed magnolias. Perhaps they aren’t as popular there or maybe I just never paid attention as a kid? Regardless, the magnolias are blooming again in Richmond.