Magnolia Blossom vs. the Heat

I shot this on my walk yesterday.

I shot this photo of a magnolia in full bloom yesterday near Roanoke Memorial Hospital. When I was a kid in South Carolina we had a huge magnolia outside my bedroom window.

Now, you know how hot South Carolina is in the summer. When the magnolia was in bloom, its aroma was so overwhelming that I had to close my bedroom window and I soon discovered that dying of the heat was preferable to dying of magnolia perfume.

But magnolias are lovely, all the same.

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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