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Photos - Magnolia Tree
4/20/04, Verbanica Magnolia at Marquand Park, Princeton, NJ
Magnolia x soulangiana verbanica
The photos from April 20, 2007 capture a clean blue sky - yes, in New Jersey sky! A major reason for the intense blue on April 20th is because the NJ sky received a cleansing.
You see, on Sunday, April 15th Central New Jersey received over nine inches of rain! (That's equivalent to ninety-nine inches of snow!! [one inch of rain = about eleven inches of snow!])
On April 15th much of the United States' East coast had either torrential rain or snow storms!
Then, from Monday April 16th to Thursday April 19th it was cloudy and rainy, everyday in Central New Jersey. But on Friday, April 20th it was glorious. The clouds had finished releasing their fury and departed entirely. The sky was perfect and the trees were happy! There was not a single cloud on April 20th; and finally the patience of trees paid off an amazing bloom.
Overall, it was an unseasonably cold and stormy April in New Jersey, but when the cold subsided and storms ended, the flowering trees sang their song and the sky glowed a pristine, brilliant blue.
The entire weekend of April 20 thru April 22nd had blooming trees and pristine skies.