Apr. 18, 2012
First Magnolia blossoms in Ottawa - notice the wrinkled petals - they had just sprung from the buds :)
Yes, the spring is late this year here.
In reply to "fotoeffects": Ottawa can be considered far North, depending on where you are...
- on the map, at the same latitude of 45° you can also find Minneapolis/St. Paul in N. america, or Torino, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bucharest in Europe.