2021’s first magnolia

The first bloom of the magnolia 2021

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.

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9 Responses to 2021’s first magnolia

  1. I enjoyed reading about how you live on the edge. I also liked the photos of your magnolia. I did without magnolia trees for 50 years, so I appreciate them greatly now that I see them regularly.

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    • Suzassippi says:

      We never had them in Texas–at least not the part where I lived. This is the first one ever in my very own yard. I do love seeing it bloom, and it is nice that it is green year round, too. šŸ™‚

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  2. Betty says:

    I hope the haircut and the weed trimmer were independent events. Glad you can enjoy your magnolia tree. Every season has its joys. I hope you have a good and exciting week.

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  3. Beth says:

    They are blooming here now and I do enjoy them as they are a link to my Mississippi heritage. Yes, you are living on the edge, but it sounds like a good thing. What’s next?

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