I have been busy working on a few collages inspired by KC Willis. I will post them when they get closer to being finished, however for now I wanted to say that "I think Magnolia flowers are BEAUTIFUL no matter what stage they are in". My neighbor has some trees; very often early in the morning she will bring me a blossom or two. I love to watch them open, and the color change from white, to cream, to a gorgeous tan color, all within a day.I tried to paint a watercolor of one, and I could not paint fast enough! They start dropping their center within minutes of being off the tree. The leaves are pretty also; they are like little flying saucers. You might notice the lovely vase my hubby gave me. He is very creative.