This past weekend was positively spring-like but the full buds of the magnolias buds did not burst. Instead we are offering magnolias in bloom at the Portland Classical Chinese Garden. The photograph was taken on March 21, 2004 by Kelly Brenner of Metropolitan Field Guide.
Image: Magnolia flowers courtesy of Kelly Brenner/ Metropolitan Field Guide (source)
View the complete Garden photoset at the Metropolitan Field Guide's Flickr page. Also, Kelly is a fine artist and created a large postcard collection based on "draw different aspects of the garden." The postcards can be seen here.