Thursday, 20 March 2008

Magnolia in March

The Bandstand in the Town Gardens with Magnolia blossom

I remember the smell of the wind through the sweet
And I know she's out there
Somewhere in the world
She's forgotten me but I remember her
(Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

The small magnolia trees around the bandstand at the Town Gardens are a sight to behold on a sunny spring day when in full blossom. Today, however, the Thursday before a very early, chilly Easter weekend, they have not yet come into full splendour - though still delicately lovely.