I patiently wait when the buds start forming on my magnolia tree, knowing that the third week will likely see the blooms. It is special to me since frequently I missed these events due to the academic calendar. While some species of magnolia here will show blooms year-round, mine blooms mid-May until sometime in June…and then it is done for another year. I spent most of the last two days working in the yard, and yesterday spotted the first bloom…so far up I had to get the zoom lens.
The university spring term ends late April or early May. One of two things would generally happen from 2004 until 2020: I would depart for South Africa right after graduation, or, depart for Texas right after graduation.
In other exciting “first” news, I finally got a haircut for the first time in over a year and I charged the weed trimmer for the first time in several years. I am really living on the edge these days.