We had an unusually warm winter in Atlanta, and the tulip magnolia in our front yard started to bloom by the first week of February. This was a couple of weeks ahead of schedule, and risky at best.
The night of February 11th temperatures dropped down to 19 degrees, devastating the early flowers that had opened.
Fortunately, there's still a fair number of buds on the tree that survived.
Both photographs were made with a Canon 40D, 300mm prime lens, 1/125 sec. at f/4.0, ISO 100