For those of you who have followed me for a while, you might remember these beauties that bloom outside my studio windows every late winter. The color and feel and shape of them is just unbelievable.

Usually I try to photo them alongside my daughter as a way of seeing her change and the blooms stay the same every year. I still hope to do that this year but so far life has gotten a bit in the way.




Look at those petals?!




I don't know if you remember but last week I promised everyone another great reveal. I still plan on getting that reveal to you soon! Unfortunately I had to go out of town quite suddenly due to some urgent family health issues. Wish it wasn't happening. Wish I could make it all go away. Wish that instead I was working on another great reveal. But it is not to be so today. Maybe tomorrow. One day at a time they say.

I might write more later. Once we all wrap our heads around what "it" is. 


For today, however, I am hoping that Magnolias might make you happy. They are certainly bringing a ray of sunshine to our world. Even if I am not at home to see them right this very moment.

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  1. Nicola | 14th Mar 12

    Thinking of you x

  2. Dawn | 14th Mar 12

    The magnolias are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Heidi S | 14th Mar 12

    Your magnolia blossoms are beautiful! Thank you for taking a moment to share them with us. Take care and hang in there.

  4. Jenny | 14th Mar 12

    beautiful magnolia.
    thoughts are with you.

  5. Karen | 14th Mar 12

    Joanna — thank you for the beautiful pictures — they did brighten my day. Sending energy and compassion your way to deal with whatever “it” brings. {hugs] Karen

  6. Linda in aus | 14th Mar 12

    They make me happy, hopefully they are making you happy.

  7. Judy C in NC | 14th Mar 12

    Isn’t Spring wonderful? so full of promise and beauty. Judy C

  8. Kathie | 14th Mar 12

    Beautiful photos! I’m sorry to hear that you and your family are going through a rough time.

  9. WendyB | 14th Mar 12

    gorgeous photos…..hope things settle on the health front real soon!
    prayers and sugary hugs
    Wendy :O) xo

  10. Amy | 14th Mar 12

    Praying for “it” to be figured out soon.

  11. Jen | 14th Mar 12

    Beautiful! I just love those bright spring colors…pink, blue, green! Looking forward to some spring colors here!

  12. Patty | 14th Mar 12

    No magnolias in Arizona so they are a very special eye candy treat!

    Thoughts and prayers with you….

  13. Hildy | 14th Mar 12

    Best wishes for you and your family! Thanks for these beautiful pictures and perhapy there’ll be a little bit of fabric in the magnolia shades in your next-next line (just an idea).

  14. Nicole | 14th Mar 12

    Those magnolias are beautiful! 🙂 Thank you for sharing. And we’ll be praying that everything will be okay.

  15. stephanie hall | 14th Mar 12


    May you rest in the warm embrace of the gentle magnolias you so wonderfully share with us. Our prayers and hope are with you.

  16. Judith | 14th Mar 12

    Hope your beautiful magnolias inspire you to continue to inspire your family. Things we love and those we love give us strength. God bless.

  17. Jackie | 14th Mar 12

    You, we,
    are so lucky to have the beauty of your magnolias to turn to, even in photographs, when life happens in ways so unexpected. Take care.

  18. Paty Z in Mexico | 14th Mar 12

    Thinking of you and your family. My best wishes..

  19. Marianne | 14th Mar 12

    Thanks for sharing and best wishes for things to work out for the better.

  20. sherri | 14th Mar 12

    Beautiful Magnolias. I will be thinking of you and your family–best wishes going your way.

  21. Sharon W | 14th Mar 12

    so beautiful….

  22. Grammi C | 14th Mar 12

    The blooms are gorgeous. I love spring. Praying for your family.

  23. RebT | 14th Mar 12

    Joanna, I pray that the constancy of God’s magolia creations reminds you of his love in this unpredictable time.

  24. Jandy | 14th Mar 12

    Thinking of you, take care.

  25. Anne Mcclenaghan | 14th Mar 12

    Joanna. I can only say to you what people told me – pray and keep your trust in God. He’ll be there and see you thru this. Just go one day at a time. Your family will be in my prayers.

  26. Toni-anne | 14th Mar 12

    Magnificent blooms, thanks for always seeking to cheer my day. May the Lord lighten the burden of your heart as you cast your cares upon him for he cares for you and your family too. I care for you too, Joanna!

  27. Linda | 14th Mar 12


  28. pam | 14th Mar 12

    Thinking of you! xo

  29. Carole K | 14th Mar 12

    May God surround your family with love and angels bring comfort to you. There is renewal and promise in those magnolia blossoms. Joanna, you are Loved.

  30. SandyD | 14th Mar 12

    I hope things start to look up for you soon and my prayers are with you.

  31. ~ Julie ~ | 14th Mar 12

    Beautiful flowers! I’m sorry that “it” has come into your life. Sending prayers to you and your family during this time in your life!

  32. Jennifer | 14th Mar 12

    I hope all gets better with your family. My best wishes! Beautiful flowers, I haven’t seen one quite that color. We have southern magnolias in our yard, with the creamy white blooms. Take care!

  33. Vicki J Papin | 14th Mar 12

    Thank you for sharing, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Vicki

  34. CARELI | 14th Mar 12

    Asi como el amor de Dios se revela en estas bellas flores, su misericordia y su paz se derramen en bendiciones para Usted y su familia.

    Abrazos desde Colombia


  35. Pam | 14th Mar 12

    Dear Joanna and family, Sending you love and a hug! xo Pam in chico

  36. Sandy A in St. Louis | 14th Mar 12

    Those are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
    My thoughts are with you during this tough time.

  37. janita | 14th Mar 12

    hugs and prayers being sent to heaven for you.

  38. Marianne Perry | 14th Mar 12

    Lots of prayers for you and your family. Beautiful flowers.

  39. Brenda | 14th Mar 12

    love and prayers for you and yours.
    The magnolias are beautiful!

  40. | 14th Mar 12

    Thanks for sharing the pictures of your beautiful magnolias! I hope and pray that the health issues involving your family get better very soon.

  41. Pat C. | 14th Mar 12

    Prayers are abundant for you and family. Keep the chin up and the faith be with you

  42. Maria do Carmo Pezzuto | 14th Mar 12

    Muitas orações para você nestes tempos.Magnólias lindas,a cor maravilhosa.Beijos.

  43. Bari Jo | 14th Mar 12

    These are beautiful pictures! I am sorry to hear that things are hard right now for your family. Thank you for sharing such inspiration even in the midst of what you are going through!

  44. Sharon | 14th Mar 12

    Keep your spirits up — this too shall pass. All the best!

  45. patty Flynn | 14th Mar 12

    Gorgeous–those colors are just begging to speak in fabric!

    As many have already said–my thought and good wishes are there for you–Patty

  46. Jean | 15th Mar 12

    Hang in there, Joanna. I’m sending love and hugs…

  47. Laura G | 15th Mar 12

    What ever “it” we love you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  48. Mary Ann | 15th Mar 12

    We will be thinking of you and yours and adding prayers to all yours.

  49. Donna S. | 15th Mar 12

    Beautiful flowers!! Hope things work out for the best.

  50. Mary Kay | 15th Mar 12

    Hope things are better soon! Beautiful pictures!

  51. Sandra Davidson | 16th Mar 12

    Beautiful flowers!! I hope things are working out I will be saying prayers for you and family. Love and blessings

  52. Ginger Ashworth | 16th Mar 12

    I love it that people whom you probably haven’t even met, whom you don’t even know, are praying for you, sending you good thoughts and wishes . . . this is powerful energy . . . as beautiful as the flowers whose pictures you took. I have “met” you and your adorable husband at various vendor situations, and I am sending you good thoughts, as well . . . so much loving energy directed your way . . .

  53. Anne | 16th Mar 12

    your photographs are always stunning

  54. rosa | 16th Mar 12

    Hope things go better.

    Hugs and warm wishes!

  55. Judy C in NC | 17th Mar 12

    Sending you lots of postive energy for dealing with the heath and welfare of your loved ones … our family brighten our world just like the beautiful blossoms that remind us of the beauty around us. Judy C

  56. Lorena Messenger | 19th Mar 12

    Lifting you and your situation up in prayer to the One who can change all things. The flowers are so beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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