The fothergilla flowers are completely open and I include a close-up of the various pinks of the yard trees.
Also came up with a great (or evil -- depending on your view) idea for my final exam in 3D Animation. I am going to have them model Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano. I am particularly taken with the night pictures with lightning. As they have just spent a lot of time with particle systems it seems the perfect thing to see if they actually understand.