Fragrant bloom has returned for fall

Christopher RobinOur Town Arts

Quintessentially southern.

Large glossy leaves and giant flowers with an unmistakable fragrance tell you it’s a southern magnolia. Painted on location at Knoxville Botanical Gardens, a beautiful big space full of mature plants is a nice place for a quiet walk. This day I had a magnolia on my heart and found the perfect bloom! While working, the bloom unexpectedly closed as the day warmed. I’m surprised to see they are still blooming or re-blooming in October, high atop 60-foot trees.

When looking at the work, I can feel the golden warmth of the day and smell the lemony scent, can you? Breathe in the crisp fragrance of the magnolia and you will know you are home.

Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. Their website is All works are copyright protected.

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