Since I took the photo of the buds I’ve been hoping to capture the same flowers in full bloom against a blue sky. Yesterday was my best opportunity, though the sky wasn’t completely clear. It was later in the day, so the light isn’t as good as the first shot. Still, I’m pleased to have completed the little assignment I set myself. It’s been raining all night, so the blooms will be spoilt now. It seems to be a law of nature that it pours with rain as soon as the magnolias are in full bloom.