Early Magnolias, like 'Leonard Messel' above, are now in full bloom in Seattle.
I'm completely distracted. I'm trying to write about Nymans, the house and gardens of Leonard Messel and his family; I visited the place a couple of years ago, but nothing that I type down feels right. The only thing I have to offer are these pictures of his namesake Magnolia that I took this morning at the gardens of the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. I think I'll just leave it there.