This morning, I took another break to check out the magnolia trees. One of the blossoms I captured on Tuesday was gone, i.e. someone cut it off and probably took it to their office. The other blossom was past peak but was still interesting to look at.
I did find a couple of new blossoms and with a clean sensor, I caught some fairly good pictures. The weather was cool and cloudy so the lighting was good. I cheated with one --it was too high for me to get a good angle so I hung my purse over the thin branch which caused it to drop down below eye level.
I went out later in the afternoon, thinking that the blossoms may open even more. It was warmer and sunnier, and much to my surprise, the blossoms were actually more closed.
In the evening, my younger son and I went canoeing on the reservoir. The water was once again calm and in the direct sunlight, it was rather warm. We found some mountain laurel, although much of it seemed past peak. Iand some a took some shots from within the boat and a few onshore with the tripod. My son was very patient as I worked. He was mildly entertained by the skink that was in the boat with us.