Magnolias! These gorgeous flowers cover many trees in my neighborhood right now. I wanted to give them my full attention and have a special "magnolia appreciation" outing. But my schedule is especially careening these days so my idea of a solid chunk of time dedicated to magnolias slipped away from me several times already. The season is short however and I see some trees so heavy with flowers that there is no doubt that leaves are coming soon. So today I remembered that half-a**ed session is a whole half a** more than nothing so I turned a 15-minute walk into 10 minutes of walking and 5 minutes of sketching.