As soon as I read "A photograph should never need explaining," I clicked on the thumbnail.
I find the photo absolutely stunning, and very different from your recent Canadian winter scenes.
And then, being curious, I had to read the back story. Thanks for that, but really, this one shows the beauty of nature with no story needed.
Do you have mangroves in Ontario?
And Ontario barely has Magnolias. Should I mention ours are in bloom now?
Anyway, very well done. Thanks for sharing it!