I can smell the sunshine, spring is here again. It’s refreshing to
throw away the neckerchief, the heavy overcoat and enjoy a little bit of
freedom, anyway, at least some kind of illusion of it. I took this
pictures back in 2009 in the backyard of a nice and quiet church near to
the central railway station in the heart of Bucharest.
Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the
flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles. Fossilised
specimens of M. acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years
ago, and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to
95 million years ago.
Magnolia figo is also called “Purple Queen”.
More pictures, the full gallery HERE