We are well into warmer weather now, and I'm very thankful! But a few weeks ago as the warm weather made its first appearance, so did the Magnolias. These beautiful flowering trees, one of my favorites, are the first sign of spring for a lot of people. They bloom while other trees are just budding and before the cherry blossoms are in full swing.
There is a beautiful old magnolia tree in historic Wickford Village that I love to visit in springtime! Here are some shots of that very same tree in the afternoon light. And it's lucky I visited when I did because by the end of the week we had several days of strong winds which stripped a lot of petals.
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