It has rained all day, beginning this morning with a light shower
and increasing to thunderstorms.
This evening, I noticed some of the magnolias' petals, new blooms,
have already become tattered and fallen from the trees.
There are now leaves showing in that beautiful shade of light green
that always speaks of fresh promise.
When the rains have gone, this redbud, which had only shown
a few tiny clusters of buds, will be covered in its own
fuzzy sweater of tiny pink flowers.