it is heartbreaking to see our once beautiful and majestic magnolia tree cut to the ground. i learned from our HOA that it had been ailing for a couple of years now and because it failed to flower since last spring, the landscapers finally decided it’s time to let go.
come spring for the past 15 years, our magnolia tree generously yielded fragrant ivory satin-like flowers. laden with blossoms each and every twig, even a soft breeze is enough to perfume the air. i will miss its sweet fragrance, a familiar aroma that drifts in from a slightly open window on a balmy spring.
taken from the upper room window a day before it was cut is a somber-looking bird that rested still, perhaps bidding goodbye to our dying magnolia tree.
to our dear magnolia tree, thank you for giving us many years of bounteous joy and beauty.