This beautiful tree is just a few steps from where I live. It blooms for a very short time and I've never managed to photograph it in all it's glory. If we get a cold snap or rain all those lovely blooms will be gone.
This time I screeched to a halt in the middle of errands and knocked on the door to ask if the owner minded me taking a few shots. No answer! So given the short blooming season I made an executive decision to take a few snaps as I walked back to my car. I'm so glad I did.
I think it may be a pink star Magnolia, but that was another question I was going to ask if the owner answered the door. I remember my father trying to grow a white star, but a late frost got it before it grew hardy enough. It looks like this one is doing just fine.
I would love to paint this tree in bloom, but I think it would be pretty difficult.