Pink and White Petals

Though sparse, the magnolia blooms in the front yard are still spectacular. An old tree that has seen its share of storms, wind, wildlife making their homes in the trunks and on the leaves and boughs, and using it to polish antlers, it stands spreading and comforting. Victim to a blight, its demise is sad. So I was surprised to see new shoots reaching upward, green leaves just appearing. Tall, hopeful. Like life. We get beat up and when hope has waned, some small gesture makes us smile and realize. Life. Ebbs and Flows. Thank you, Magnolia. I’ll continue to enjoy you with appreciation and wonder as you sprinkle down your lovely pink and white petals.


About marionpatterson

From the Heartland: Marion is a master educator, writer, Veriditas Trained and Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, a member of the Veriditas Council, creator and workshop promoter, and environmental educator. A Holy Fire II Usui and Holy Fire II Karuna Reiki Master Teacher, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministries Certified Practitioner (HTSM-CP), Advanced Integrated Energy Therapy practitioner she seeks to connect with others in their knowledge and spiritual quests. She leads Healing Talking Circles using the principles embraced by indigenous populations and in Restorative Justice Circles. She and her husband, Rich, co-own Winding Pathways LLC and live in Eastern Iowa. "Encouraging people to create wondrous yards." Go outside and Play!
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1 Response to Pink and White Petals

  1. Wilkinson Alice says:

    Our magnolia died several years ago but sent up a lot of shoots. After we cut the tree down, I selected about 3 of the strongest shoots and cut all the rest down to the ground. Had to keep pruning the unwanted shoots for awhile. Eventually one of the shoots took over and now the tree is as big as the original.

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