March 23, 2012

Inside Magnolia Heaven






















It was worth the big fat tears rolling down my face, some allergy reacts to this explosion of Spring by giving me weepy eyes and a sinus headache. But standing underneath this huge Magnolia in the park - cannot tell you how heady the scent was. I felt like I was in a secret pink-petaled tree house, fallen petals beneath my feet and the wonderful gray knobby limbs like elephants kicking at the sky; how I love these gorgeous trees.

4 comments:

WOL said...

I didn't know they came in pink. How lovely! I have a white one in my yard which would bloom big white blooms if I'd water it a lot. You may be old enough to remember the late comedienne/ ventriloquist/ puppeteer Shari Lewis and her sheep hand puppet 'Hush Puppy.' Every time I encounter 'magnolia' in thought, word, or tree, it always reminds me of the way Hush Puppy said it with five syllables instead of four: Mag-ah-KNOW-lee-ah.

WOL said...

Erm. . . make that hound dog hand puppet. . .

Susan said...

I didn't know they came in colors other than pink :)

Susan said...

and I am most definitely old enough to remember Shari Lewis (and Captain Kangaroo!) but don't remember that particular bit. Nice to know her puppets liked magnolias :)