This is one of these fruits that I would have been better introduced to by a trusted friend while it’s at the peak of ripeness. It really wasn’t as sweet as I hoped and the seeds were rather unpleasant.
I found a perfect magnolia blossom on the ground in front of my neighbor’s house, and decided to play with it like a child might play with a toy. First I drew all over on petal with colored pens, then I pried it open to reveal its fascinating center. I took pictures along the way.