These Magnolia buds in Toronto have not begun to sneak a peek at a warm month of April in 2012.
Flower trivia: Magnolia is an ancient flower. Fossils of this genus have been found dating to 20 million years ago.
Taken in Edwards Gardens, Toronto, Canada with an old manual focus lens: Mamiya 80mm f/2.8 via a glass-less adapter.
Nikon D700 | Mamiya 80mm f/2.8 | f/2.8 for 1/2000s | ISO 200