The one thing I wanted to photograph this trip:
Magnolia blossoms. They are HUGE! About 10-12 inches wide.
There is a huge magnolia tree at the cemetery, so I went there to find a bloom.
I like to visit several graves each time I go"home" anyway.
It was a sweet time.
This is the first set:
How sweet to see this bloom with the inner parts gently hidden by two petals.
I love the huge white petals. Silky as rose petals.
One thing I had not realized is how short a life these blossoms have!
The next day this one was completely brown and sad.
At that moment, so was I.
For other reasons.
With a photo it was captured forever.
It was a good reminder to me of the shortness of life.
God is sovereign.
Each life has the time He allots.
Not one day more...
...not one day less.
And I can stand in that cemetery with a heart full of peace (and some sadness)
knowing He knows.
Only He knows.