The inner part of the petals are pure white.
It still has many unopened buds that will delight the viewers till end May.
The next picture is poor quality but there is a little mail blackbird (Turdus merula) on the ground, left to the magnolia branches. It flies away when I raise my hands with the camera but it keeps coming back, all the time. I thought it's just flirting with me to take a picture of its striking orange bill contrasting the black plumage. Than I saw the female, up in the big tree, near the magnolia. Her feathers are mainly brown, not so beautiful as the mail's.
Again, I was so naive; its not about posing for me, I've violated their breeding ground.
Blackbirds are known to be very territorial, so I'll leave them to do what they have to do.
I might be lucky to listen to their rich melodious song, instead of these threat sounds.
See also some early blooming magnolias!