Wednesday, April 13, 2016

First Magnolia Blossom of the Year

Judy always looked forward to the first magnolia blossom of the year.  This is the one for 2016.  It bloomed at almost exactly the same time as the one last year.  The bee is enjoying it, I think.

8 comments:

Richard Robinson said...

Nice. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Neither of ours have bloomed yet--but should be any day now.

Jerry House said...

Great memory. Bill. An iris we took from my mother's garden bloomed every Mother's Day while we were in Southern Maryland. We'll see if it makes it for Mother's Day this year in Florida.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

My grandmother had a huge garden and part of that was the magnolia. She loved it when it bloomed and also eagerly looked forward to it. Years ago, we were supposed to get the house when she and grandpa has passed. Unfortunately, that did not happen as they passed without a will and my Dad refused to honor their wishes.

Instead, they sold it off in a quick sale to one of those outfits that buys houses on the cheap. They turned it over and sold it again in a manner of days. The new owners first act was to remove all of the gardens front and back including the glorious magnolia.

Great memory and thank you, Bill.

Bill Crider said...

Glad to bring back a good memory, but I'm sorry that magnolia is gone.

Cap'n Bob said...

A pair of huge magnolias flanked the entrance of my 7th grade school. Best climbing trees I ever met.

I'm also reminded of the Red Skelton movie in which he played a Union soldier spying in the South. His code phrase to meet his contact was, "It's nice to be back among the magnolias."

Deb said...

Kevin's story is a sad but cautionary tale: Everyone needs a will. You may think you have nothing family members will fight over or that they will honor your verbal wishes, but that isn't always the case. Almost everyone has something of value to leave behind. Don't let the state decide who gets your possessions--make a will!

/End of PSA.

Kevin R. Tipple said...

It also helps if one knows where the will is. My grandparents had wills. The problem was that the one they had done about two years before their death could not be found. They had told us they had done it and I never asked who did it for them or any details.

When they passed that will could not found. The only one that could be found was from about twenty years earlier. That one specified everything went to my Dad and if he had passed to my Mom. There was no mention of us or my brother who was also supposed to get some things. My parents knew what my grandmother had wanted, but denied knowing and did what they did.