This year was a good year for spring blooming magnolias. Many years there is what gardeners refer to as the Magnolia Frost. The blossoms come out and there is a spring freeze. We only get to enjoy the blossoms for a day or two and then the frost turns them brown. This year the Magnolia Frost forgot to come. The blossoms lasted for several weeks.
The Star Magnolia is a beautiful variety, especially when the buds are opening. I used my Lensbaby Velvet 56 with a large aperture to give them a dreamy look. Star Magnolia blossoms become more chaotic as they open until a haystack of petals remain.