I wanted to share something simple today because there is beauty in everything, you just have to SEE it when you LOOK. These little magnolia buds are from last year and I know the blossoms get all the recognition but if you really study them they are quite beautiful in their own right. The palest pink against the kraft paper brown wrapping gently unfolds the buds leaving them exposed to the sunlight. I love that the earthy colored mulch under the tree because it supports their pink lusciousness all the more making them the focal point for all to see. The tiny vibrant kelly green leaf makes you realize just how early spring it is since there is no other foliage around. I'm enamored with this tree and take photos in every stage because it always offers me a different viewpoint. I hope when yours starts blooming this year you will appreciate it with OPEN eyes and really SEE the beauty in front of you!