Sunday, April 26, 2009

While I'm Away...

Here are some lovely pictures to look at while I'm spending time with my mother this week. My daughter took them yesterday; they're of a small Japanese magnolia we have out back. It was small and scrawny when we first moved in 7 1/2 years ago. I almost got rid of it, and every summer while trying to mow around it, I would secretly harbor thoughts of running the thing over.

I'm glad I didn't because it's finally come into its own. This is the first year that I have been absolutely delighted with its springtime offering.

Patience is all that was needed.

Click on this one to get the full effect:
Only someone cruel and heartless would mow such a thing over : )


adrienne said...

Pretty! We've got magnolias behind our house - not ours, but we can enjoy the view. I love the seedpods.

jo said...

Hello Linda's daughterl

Didn't you do well with those lovely pictures.

Such a soft and delicate pink.

You'd better protect that poor little tree from your mum's wicked intentions.