thank you…

our magnolia tree in its glory

our magnolia tree in its glory

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.

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26 Responses to thank you…

  1. Amy says:

    15 years…a nice tribute to this beautiful tree…

  2. bebs1 says:

    Plant another magnolia. A tree cools a home esp. during the summer.

  3. megtraveling says:

    It’s wonderful that you had so many years to enjoy this tree… 🙂

  4. arlene says:

    What a sad tale of a lovely tree but you can plant another one right?

  5. Sue Slaght says:

    Always sad to lose these special tress.

  6. Beautiful image of the Magnolia in its former glory, Lola. Love the second image with the sweet little bird bidding it goodbye. You’re going to miss your tree, but a new one will soon grow up strong and tall again. xx

  7. prior says:

    I am so sorry – we have lost a few tress – but nothing as special as a mature magnolia. I was just showing my son some of these trees this year – noting to him how they are unique for their jumbo blooms. anyhow, wonderful tribute post – ❤ ❤

  8. restlessjo says:

    Such a shame! It was a beauty 🙂

  9. terrepruitt says:

    I always think it is sad when a tree gets cut down/removed. No matter the reason . . . it is sad. Sigh. But sometimes it is necessary. Sigh (again).

  10. Vivien says:

    Aside from the beautiful fragrant flowers, trees are also good source of oxygen…

  11. Imelda says:

    Losing a tree is like losing a friend and memories. I feel sad, too, about the loss of the beauty that the tree provides. On a happier note, I hope there is a plan to plant a new flowering tree to replace the Magnolia. 🙂

  12. hungrydai says:

    I always feel bad when trees get cut down, Wilma. I bet you miss that one

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