An Early Spring

Sunny sixty degree days have coaxed my Star Magnolia, Magnolia stellata, to bloom a full month early. 


The variegated daphne planted around the trunk are filled with blooms and the front garden smells positively gaudy.  Pedestrians slow to take in the intoxicating fragrance as it wafts down the driveway towards them.  And I smile, ablaze with Spring Fever.