That Friday Feeling
The joy of spring…..it hits me every year!
Every September I seem to write a similar post about the joy of spring, and in particular, my magnificent magnolia tree.
One year a blogging friend suggested I compare the photos I’ve used each time. So I’ve decided to share the photos I’ve used over the years, all in the one post.
There are a few similarities but the overriding feeling, to me anyway, is that they are all beautiful. I’m definitely not a photographer but I try to capture their beauty in a variety of ways.
Magnolia season in Tumbarumba
It’s a short lived season of magnolia beauty, due to our location but one we celebrate for as long as we can. We are in a cool climate in Australia, about 700 metres above sea level so we have a later flowering season than many other areas. It is well worth waiting for and I hate not being at home in September, as I miss out on the show!
It often seems that once the flowers bloom, a spring storm, wind or even light rain will come through and destroy them but so far they are holding on, a bit bruised from a brief shower but still looking magnificent. And no I don’t know why I only have one photo from 2016, what was going on that year I wonder?
I’ll let you be the judge – enjoy!
I found this quote from Anais Nin which I think sums it all up beautifully:
And the day came
when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk
it took to blossomAnais Nin
A life lesson
This could also sum up the way we live our lives, don’t you think? Yes it’s safe to stay comfortable and safe but reaching out takes some courage and risk. I can see the truth in this more and more as I age.
The joy of spring always makes me smile – what about you? The good thing is you don’t always have to travel far from home to see beauty.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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