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May 3, 2019
The soft damp environment reminds me vaguely of England the morning after Helene's wedding. The redbud in the front yard is particularly electric against the grey mist that seems to soften and mute darker colors. Magnolia blossoms now are mostly petals on the ground, just a few leaves clinging to the branches. Our white, yellow and purple lilacs have been joined by two new pink lilacs. Our white and yellow lilacs are popping open, proving spring is really here. The standard purple lilacs will open in another week, but the very fragrant Miss Kim plants will bloom a bit later.