Brian Haslam Magnolia campbellii var. "Alba" Cornwall The tree was a stunning example full of perfect flowers, conveniently situated at eye level. I held the front petal down with one hand to show the central pistil and stamens.
Magnolia. The most beautiful flower. I fell in love with magnolias in the garden of my friend's parents. Many a day and night spent under the magnolia tree, wine and talking, playing bocce and laughing. The scent and overwhelming size of the magnolia above. Truly beautiful.... This photo by the amazing photographer Imogen Cunningham.