Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Young magnolia

Each day is greener here. Spring seemed a little hesitant at first, but now I see changes if the flora and fauna each day.

After the bushwhacker guy worked here last month, I noticed that he'd left a small tree just across our fence. When I looked more closely I realized it was a magnolia. We've never had a magnolia on our property. The closest magnolia to us is almost a mile away and I can't imagine how it got here. And yet, there it is. He also left a redbud that I had no idea was there. Both the trees were hidden in a prison of privets.

We walked earlier this morning because the weather forecast said the day would be warm...into the low 80s.  It's not steamy here yet, but it won't be long before we'll be able to bake biscuits in the glovebox of my truck.

As we walked, I stepped over and shot a picture of the redbuds beside our creative space. The pine cone in the picture was one that fell from a nearby pine and became tangled in the redbud branches.

I used my mad money that I make from my newspaper columns and selling books to buy a new weedeater today. Not only does it have its way with weeds, but when I attach a small saw blade, I can cut timber :) More to follow about this angry tool.


  1. Bless your bird friends for dropping such nice seeds.

  2. A weed wacker with a saw attachment, I want to see this.

  3. I have never been successful in growing a magnolia. The birds shred them before they take off.
    Yay for the privet prison. It served a very useful purpose.

  4. I would be interested in seeing that angry weed eater tool too since I'm in charge of the yard work around here.
    I love the red on those leaves.
    Hugs, Julia

  5. Anonymous2:30 PM

    You take such beautiful photos!!

  6. Profit from MY writing wouldn't purchase a tea spoon to use as a shovel.

  7. How delightful those plants are!

  8. Now you will have a magnolia much closer, nice.

    As for the weed eater with a saw blade attachment, this would be nice also.

  9. I don't think I've ever glimpsed a redbud. Cool juxtaposition with that pine cone!


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