We have a beautiful magnolia in our garden, which was here when we moved into the house but it was pot bound on the patio. We planted it out and since then it has really come on strong. But this magnolia blooms for only a short period of time – depending on the weather it may only last for a day! So when I spotted that a few flowers were blooming I had to dash out (in my pyjamas!) to get a photo. Although the weather has been glorious for the past few days it will be on the turn from tomorrow, so I reckon it was worth it even though it was starting to get dark!