I brought home a bunch of magnolia branches on our last trip into Portland. They already had beautiful pink buds, which the florist thought would soon open as blossoms. But either from the trip home, or because I didn't clip the ends sufficiently before I put them in water, only a few of the buds opened fully into their sweet blossoms.
As you can see, I take many of these closeup pictures on our kitchen shelf. The window provides good lighting on these grey winter days. But also, I can multi-task as the babies have their snack and watch me take photos. I'm sure that one day they'll lose this curiosity...but for now, they seem to enjoy watching mama with her clicking toy.