We seem to have bypassed actual spring, which is much better than last year when we had a false early spring, and the buds all responded to warm temperatures just to be hit with more winter that killed off a huge percentage of our crops and flowers. I sadly mourned (I know how can one mourn unsadly?) the particular loss of our magnolias. So close to bloom then frozen and dead, never to recover, at least in that year.
So today I am happy to change that wintery header of mine to our beautiful magnolias – alive and just shouting life and color. It seemed to be a long long winter although it was not harsh. Perhaps due to the false spring. We felt cheated somehow.
It was fun to get the patio ready first with the power wash that cleansed the soul of grit and dirt as well as fences and patios.
He who took great pleasure in water, force and strength. Made him feel like the Hulk!
Now that’s the way to start the season!
- Magnolia Rose (bethwalshphotography.wordpress.com)
- The Magic of Spring (afternoonstorm.wordpress.com)
- Magnolia Tree: A Poem (bethala.wordpress.com)