A few years ago we planted a small magnolia tree in the garden. It's quite slow growing but delights us every spring with these beautiful flowers.
I decided this year to follow the growth of one of them as they are stlll at an easy height to draw.
The whole process lasted 3 weeks with daily visits to check on the progress, luckily I was in time to pick up the fallen petals before they blew away. I had hoped also to draw the fruit when it developed but there is no sign of any on the tree now. Maybe the birds got there first!