A couple weeks ago my husband had a day off of work. They have been few and far between these days, and since the weather was absolutely gorgeous that day, we took advantage of the opportunity and took a bike ride together on the trail. On the way back I noticed this gorgeous tree in front of the elementary school near the bike trail. I knew I'd have to swing back through later to get some photos and I'm so glad I did.
I came back right before sunset and took these. Once at home I looked up the kind of tree and discovered it is a Magnolia tree. Oh, how sweet it smelled! I want one! But since allergies will probably prevent us from ever getting one for our own yard, I'll just have to enjoy this one for now.
I played around with some vintage processing thanks to Rita's steps on The CoffeeShop Blog. I love running actions because they are quick and easy, but I also want to learn how to do things myself, so I did these all the "hard" way (it wasn't hard at all). Plus I downloaded the trial version of PSE 10 and haven't loaded any actions into it yet.