Some of my favorite memories before the age of six are playing outside under the magnolia tree of the first house I grew up in on 35th street in Georgetown. That lovely tree out front has recently gone missing. I noticed it’s sudden absence the other week while leaving drawing class at the Corcoran’s G-town campus. Fortunately we have the most amazing Magnolia trees where I live now. In fact, The monstrous sized magnolias are one of the very reasons I chose to live here. Every year I shoot as many of the few dozen blossoms that I can reach and today I finally sat down to draw one from my computer screen. They are one of the few flowers I think are truly magnificent when just right.