The Art of Imperfection X - Dormant Magnolia Bud
A dormant terminal bud from an Ashe's magnolia (Magnolia ashei) tree
When I saw this tree, it looked quite odd with no leaves, flowers, and these very unique branches with whitish tips. But when I looked more closely at the white tips, which I later discovered were dormant terminal buds, I thought they were incredibly beautiful. The light was hitting the tree in the way that created the beautiful circular bokeh. To me, it looks like the branch is meditating.
Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham, Alabama, USA