The sky over our yard looks likes cotton candy and so does the pond from the water reflecting the blooms.
Magnolia blossoms reflected in the pond water.
We have two of these lovely trees. Both look to be about 40 maybe, 50 feet tall. Their blooms differ in shades of pink. One is more pale than the other.
Magnolia branches over pond.
One of them is near the pond and some lower branches extend out over it. We used to prune them but in the last couple of years have let them be. Originally, this was to have low branches obstructing the view and flight path of the blue heron who thinks our fish are there for his dining pleasure.
It's magical and it's brief. I always hope rain doesn't come too soon because it causes the petals to fall off.
Chair over looking fish pond.
It started raining the morning after I took these for two days and when the sun returned strong winds came along with it.
I'm glad I didn't wait to take their photo in the golden hour of the setting sun which cast a soft warm glow.