Lone Tulip, Magnolia and A Poem

19 Mar

Just one Tulip has shown up in a pot from last year.

Just one white Tulip

A couple of years ago, three trees down our lane were felled and we were very sad. We were told that they were diseased. In their place, last year, three small trees were planted which we were very happy to see. Today, we spotted just one bloom on what turns out to be a Magnolia – what joy!

Baby Magnolia tree

Serendipitously, a friend today posted one of his poems with a photograph  of a  Magnolia and its ‘storm strewn’ petals and I found the accompanying poem very moving.

I shall not mourn the storm strewn magnolia
as fresh flowers unfurl below its boughs.
This is nature’s humble new hope
in a darkening world such as ours.

Kim’s Magnolia

Thank you, Kim.

P.S. I have sold the first of my glass pieces!!






3 responses to “Lone Tulip, Magnolia and A Poem

  1. anotherday2paradise

    March 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Yay for that lone tulip and your young magnolia. 🙂 They obviously know that spring is sprung. Congrats on your first sale. I’m sure it’s the first of many. Yes, that poem is very poignant and absolutely perfect for the times we are living through.

  2. backstagestives

    March 19, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Congratulations on selling your first piece
    Congratulations on your wonderful blog too – the little magnolia poem lifted my spirits which can get battered by the national news!
    My Chinese name translates as beautiful magnolia/orchid flower
    Thanks again

  3. utesmile

    March 19, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    You are becoming famous for your glass pieces. Well done! We only just get the daffodils out, no tulips yet…..


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