When we woke this morning, theMagnolia blossom on the right was still a bud and by 9:30 a.m. it was fully opened and dropping the little pistils. If we had time lapse photography it would have opened before our eyes! These flowers take forever to bloom but then are gone within a couple of days. They are the subject of many a painting or other artwork and I am hoping to paint or draw them. I will have to look at the pictures though as the blossoms are fading fast. They are so beautiful!
FYI: These trees are very large and drop their leaves all year long. The grass does not grow well underneath. The leaves are large, waxy and very hearty so they do not disintegrate well into the soil and must be raked up daily. We do not have one in our yard for that reason and rather enjoy them in the neighbors yards and in the wild here in S.C.