The young magnolia in our tiny back yard had forty one flowers. Rain has knocked about a fifth of their petals off, but the other varieties hereabouts and downtown were in full bloom yesterday and the day before. Those with exposure to the afternoon sun were more open. Two trees on one local street are enormous and in front of quite meagre houses. What I would do on a deck set among the branches of a giant magnolia. From now on it is all honey until December.
Book recommendation - Ridley Walker by Russell Hoban (I am sure you have already read it, but I need to read it again myself)
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