It is a rainy day here today. I kind of like the rain. It is somehow a quiet influence on the day, causing some introspection and a little bit of peace. That's because it is not a rain storm, no thunder or lightning. And, since there is no snow here in our part of the country, the rain tends to produce some of the same effects that snow does in the Midwest.
This beautiful magnolia blossom is from a tree in the front of the Historic Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. I took this picture on Easter Sunday. That day's weather was much like the weather that we are having here today.