The recent trip I took back to a small part of Minnesota and Wisconsin filled my eyes with the beauty of nature there. Maybe everyday sights to some, but completely new to me; I think that going to a place you’ve never seen before re-opens your eyes anew. New people, new accents, new sights. I’m not sure what flower this is, I was thinking magnolia, but it’s not quite like the ones I’ve seen here in California. I’ll be back next Monday with another photo of this flower in a more macro version, macro being the theme for the second Monday of the month at Lens and Pens by Sally.