Sunday, April 12, 2009

A day in the life of a magnolia...

It started as a magnificent, huge, fragrant, white flower. 
I saw it yesterday morning from the window and couldn't resist: I went with my clippers, I interrupted a bees' feast and brought it in. I kept admiring and sensing its aroma and presence all day long. What a beauty!
This morning it was a different sight; still fragrant but not prim and proper anymore... The white had turned blotchy brown, a pile of  stamens had fallen on the sadly discolored petals, its pine form center naked and dripping thick drops like tears, but so beautiful still...
I am thankful for its one day presence in my life.

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