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Mim posted a request to see our favorite harbingers of spring.  Magnolia blossoms are, for me, a sign that spring is real and there probably won’t be more than one more hard frost.  (For years, when we lived in a house with a magnolia in the backyard, it would reach full bloom a day or two before the last frost.  Philly doesn’t seem to have so many late frosts, but the early conditioning is still there.)

I shot these on my way to work this morning.

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