Springing into Spring
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.Anne Bradstreet
Considering Anne lived in the 1600s, she is right on the money with this quote! It speaks for today just as well as it did back, then in my opinion!!
Denyse’s prompt for #Lifethisweek is Share Your Snaps. So I’m sharing some snaps I took in my garden over the weekend.
Oops, I did it again!
Every year I try so hard not to do it, but eventually I have to give in to that inner voice, and just do it. So I did 🙂
I’m talking Magnolia photos here!
And this year I’ve given in way earlier than usual. You can blame the wave of warm weather for that! After the snow falls last week and consistent rain in previous weeks, the weekend was like a waft of spring, waving its magic wand over us all. And didn’t we all just love it??
We were outside, planting trees along the rail trail, riding our bikes, walking in nature, hanging washing outside and basking in the (by our standards) warm sunny days. I know it’s not going to last for long, but I have enjoyed it all the same!
So back to my Magnolia tree. Every year I watch it intently, looking at the buds, waiting to see them unfurl, catching that first hint of pink as the flowers break open and then watching them slowly unfurl to their full potential. Hoping that a storm doesn’t come and ruin them in the meantime.
And so it’s been again this year, watching, photographing, waiting!
I actually wrote a post in 2018 that combined all my annual Magnolia posts into one – you can read it here The Joy of Spring and see photos from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 – if you’d like to that is!
Then in late September 2019, I combined my Magnolia post with one where I was feeling discombobulated after returning home from a month in England – Have you ever felt discombobulated?
As you can see they still have a way to go before they are fully open but aren’t they just delightful in this form?
This poem by Erin Hanson is perfect for my Magnolia obsession:
The whole world is unfurling
As the winter makes to leave.
Like it is stretching out its limbs
And learning once more how to breathe.
For spring is in its fingertips;
The time for sleep is through,
And the air is gently humming
With the chance to start anew.
So there you have it, another edition to my Magnolia infused addiction. I can’t promise this will be the last post either, as once they start opening I will be back out there with the camera, I can assure you!
What’s your springtime favourite?
Are you a Magnolia fan too? Or do you have some other spring obsession you’d like to share. Maybe daffodils or tulips or blossom – I seem to have them covered too! But I’ll share them another day.
I’d love to hear from you
Thanks for joining me. Cheers to springtime!
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Debbie is an award winning blogger and lives in the small town of Tumbarumba in NSW Australia. Married for 40 years, with three grown up daughters, Debbie and the Mathematician are avid travellers, cyclists and adventurers. Described by others as a ‘hummingbird on speed’ this active mother and grandmother has also received a bravery award from the Queen.
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