Mother Nature

I take the same picture every year. We have lived in our current house for almost 13 years, and I have close to that many pictures of this scene. The blooming Magnolia trees on our block. I watch them closely, from no bud, to bud, to partially opened bud, to partially flowering, to flowering, to petals falling, to gone. This is the focus of my daily walk from mid March through early April. Checking in on the Magnolia trees. I’ve always looked forward to these trees blooming and found particular joy in watching them, but this year it seems extra important.

I need the stability of things in nature right now. I find strength in noting things that haven’t changed. The sunrise, the singing birds, the green coming forth from the earth, the blooming magnolias. In this time of uncertainty, Mother Nature reminds me to stay calm, to stay steady, to find strength in the rhythm of nature.

5 thoughts on “Mother Nature

  1. I totally connect with your line, “I need the stability of things in nature right now.” Nature just continues on the way she always has and provides us with a much needed sense of normalcy in a chaotic time. I love that you capture images of the magnolia trees every year. I love that you shared them with those of us waking up to snow on the ground. Stay safe. Be well. Keep telling your stories!

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