Shock of shocks! My Bull Bay Magnolia flowered 2 days ago!
I planted it close to 20 years ago... and this is its first flower ever!
It smells DIVINE, and you can smell it from metres away! And that was on a cool day. Can't wait to see what it's like with more flowers (there appear to be more on the way) on a warm day!
I'm choosing to see it as an augur of good things to come; that our struggle for the last 20yrs is finally going to bloom into something pretty special. ^-^
Here's to a good 2009!