The star magnolia is in bloom at the Arboretum! These floppy, petaled flowers are just wonderful to see -- white against bare limbs. I know this sketch would benefit from a dark background, but I didn't want to risk that amount of water on the sketch paper.
Even though all this blossoming is taking place, the temperature today is in the 30sF, and at my house, north by 80 miles, we're expecting sleet ... but hey, it's WET!!! YEAH!