I Thank goodness we walk every day. With the temperatures so springlike this past month the flowers and trees have been blooming so much earlier than usual. And so was the case at the Enid Haupt Smithsonian Garden. We've been watching the early magnolia tree buds turn in to magnificent blooms over the last week. This place is one of the most beautiful sites during Persian new year celebrations at the Sackler museum and in to cherry blossom season. Especially on the weekends there are hundreds of visitors taking photos of and enjoying the beautiful scenes. So it was with great dismay when we walked through the garden today. In the grand bright sunlight, all the flowering magnolias looked simply dreadful. The below freezing temperatures turned the lovely pink blooms in to brown dried out mush. It was really sad to see. So I'm very glad we had the opportunity to experience the beauty of the garden last week. Too bad that didn't happen for a lot of other folks.