This morning at 7am I was awakened by the power company knocking on the door telling me that they were going to shut the power off in about an hour and change out the transformer. Fine with me, plenty of time to make coffee and read the paper online. What they didn't tell me was that at 8:15 this morning they were going to be completely blocking my driveway so I couldn't leave.
Not one to let a "bad situation" get me down, I made a few, "so sorry" calls and headed out with my camera for a leisurely walk around my neighborhood on a fantastic 60 degree morning.
I found every other yard was a pink and elegant sight to behold, as the Saucer Magnolias (magnolia x soulangiana) had erupted in the past 3 days trying to make up for the past month like a fast forward on the dvd player.