I've watched the magnolia buds, over the last few weeks, swelling and turning a velvety green.
This morning I looked down on the tree from the upstairs front window.
Overnight those buds have swelled a little more and today we have magnolia blooms. Tiny unfurling flowers. Only two so far.
But do you know what is really amazing?
Only our doily tree is flowering, none of the other Gertrude Street magnolias are there yet.