These magnolias are like oysters, when they open inside you'll find a pearl. Unlike a pearl, their perfection is fleeting, lasting less than a week and often only a few days. Most of the blooms are gone now, rain and wind has bruised the few that remain and most are withered brown vestiges of their glory days but I remember and next year I will greet them with the same enthusiasm.
Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 60/f2.4R
60mm, f3.6, 1/480 sec @ 200 ISO