... give or take 20 minutes. But here's the problem. Chariton's annual Redbud Festival is on the calendar for April 21 --- that's a month from now.
But the redbuds are just coming into full bloom now, as is evident here in the neighborhood of the Civil War monument at the southeast corner of the courtyard. Aren't they pretty?
That doesn't mean Chariton won't celebrate on April 21 --- and we can be grateful we're not as heavily invested in redbuds as Pella is in tulips.
But is a new name for this year's ( ) Festival in order? Yes, I know the last photo is spilling over into the right sidebar.