This magnolia is breaking free from the outer layer that once protected and encased it. As I was photographing the buds on a magnolia tree, a security officer came up to investigate. He could easily see what I was doing but he let his presence be known... as in I was somehow violating the rules or trespassing. I told him that I was just taking photographs and "No harm, no foul." It was clear to me that he was just making sure I knew his presence was a warning. How silly. It was public property!