The Magnolia Trees in Seattle seem to be blooming late this year. It's been cooler than normal and very few warm days. I've stopped running now but used to run in the St Patrick's Day Dash in Seattle. We'd run through a tunnel and then up on the Alsakan Way Viaduct with fun views of the city and out over Puget Sound. The race was rerouted a couple of years ago and it's a pretty boring run these days in light of the alternatives.
Driving down to the race start I always remember picking up a friend who ran with me almost every year. She had a Magnolia Tree in her yard and it seems like every year when I picked her up her car would be covered with the blossoms from the tree. That race is alwyas held on the Sunday closest to St Patrick's Day. I took this picture this week.