Here is my tree, photographed again Monday the 22nd and today, the 25th. You can see that today there are petals on the ground. When I awoke at 5:05 this morning, we were in the midst of an enormous thunder and lightning storm. It was windy. I started worrying immediately that my tree would lose its petals prematurely. That is what drove me to stick my camera out the car window on the way to work, despite the rain.