Once In A Lovely Spring Day

Early February. Porto, Portugal. Blossom trees of Magnolia. Like snowflakes - no two blossoms alike. Each is unique. Named after a French botanist Pierre Magnol.

Magnolia is an ancient genus. Fossils of
Magnolia Acuminata has been found dating to 20 million years ago.

Flowering tree on my picture belongs to
Magnolia Grandiflore or Southern Magnolia. White and beautiful. Spring in its best.

Camera: Nikon D80, F 13, Fl 10mm, Sigma 10/20 mm, ISO 100, no flash, skylight and polarizing filters, 14.02.2009, 13.00. Site: Avenida Aliados, Porto, Portugal.