I've been sitting at my "spot" just inside the garage surrounded by my trusty grills and finally today, after a full week of working at home, I looked up and saw my 20+ year old magnolia grandiflora showing some grandiflora. Mind you it was just starting to bloom when we had a hard freeze of 28*F, has endured rain and wind the last few weeks and it still looks this good. During a normal bloom you can't see the structure behind the flowers, but this is still pretty good in my opinion. As a wise man said, "I'll drink to that!".
I know this isn't artistic by any stretch, but it is still a beauty to me. We acquired this boat from a broker in NJ and it was just delivered, so I'm dividing my time between the vineyard and the boat (currently).