In the pink - despite the weather

Wind and rain do not deter the spring flowers - here the slightly crumpled soft pink blossom of the dwarf almond tree "Garden Prince" - a very early spring delight.

And here the much thicker petalled magnolia flowers, still elegant and sumptuous despite the elements.

Bruised petals squashed against a branch, a petal lost - but the weather damage allows us to glimpse inside the flower to see the jewel-like conical receptacle.  And the sky is blue again.