Macro Monday Magnolia

From Blossoms

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

~ Li-Young Lee ~
From Blossoms (excerpt)
Rose (New Poets of America)

© 2004-2013 Babsje. (Http://

Magnolia in B&W


Thanks to the kind folks at NaBloPoMo for the National Blog Posting Month challenge this November.

Thanks once more to Ese for her Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Spread.

Thanks to Cee for her Black & White Challenge.

Thanks to Cee also for her Fun Foto Challenge. (There’s another subtle shadow for you, Cee.)

Thanks also to the kind folks at Macro Monday for the MacroMonday challenge.

Thanks as well to Laura who invited me to join I Heart Macro Week.


Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™

The Tao of Feathers™

(This took place April, 2004)

© 2013 Babsje. (

Posted on November 11, 2013, in Art, Cee's Black & White Challenge, Cee's Fun Foto Challenge, Ese's Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge, Flower Photography, Macro Monday, Magnolia, NaBloPoMo, Nature Photography, Photography, postaday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Love the smell of magnolia blossoms. 🙂

    • As do I, along with peaches. The poem quoted in today’s post is about peaches, it’s exquisite, and worth a google on “From Blossoms” and “Li-Young Lee.” Thanks as always for your comments here! 🙂

  2. Delicate!!!! And the poem is so beautiful!!!! A great duo!

    • Many thanks, I’m so glad you like it, and the poem, too! Did you google and read thw whole poem? If not, please do – its a wonderful poem. You can find it searching “From Blossoms” and Li-Young Lee” if you can’t find the book at the link I included.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the fragility of the photo and…also of the words.

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