Well, here they are! The tree is in full bloom.
The owners were sitting outside on their front steps, enjoying the lovely spring day, when I stopped to take the pictures. I asked if it was okay and they replied, "Of course! Go right ahead!"
I think they're quite proud of that tree.
And if you ask me, with good reason.
When that magnolia tree bursts into bloom the entire neighborhood knows that it's finally spring.
I also found some bluebells (and yes, this time they're really bluebells!)
And the forsythias are out in full force!
And I found some pansies.
Hope you enjoy spring as much as I do!
Oh–and here's a recording of the nightingale that lives in our backyard! Don't worry, the video is black (because it was made during the night, duh) and the quality isn't the best. I made it with my iPhone. But you can still hear the nightingale!