I suspect for most southerners a blooming magnolia tree in the yard is no big deal….but for me….It is huge!
First ….this is the tree I planted in honor of my Nana when she died, must have been well over 25 years now. She had a wonderful big magnolia in her front yard that we climbed as kids. Of course what I could afford at the time was a stick with 2 leaves in a small pot. Poor thing finally made it to about 4 feet tall when the boys used it as the front yard baseball second base. It barely survived that summer! But I managed to NOT kill it over the years and it is huge and blooming!
Second…I have this “thing” about being the fine southern lady, an aspiration I have never been able to truly pull off. I cannot do frilly summer dresses, perfectly coiffed hair, and pointy toed high heels and I cannot grow vegetables in the back yard… I am more of a t-shirt and flip-flop, sit on the porch with a cocktail kind of gal. But by GOD I have a magnificent blooming magnolia in my front yard. That must be one of the top 10 “proper southern lady” requirement must have list.
but Oh MY!
"ooooooo la-la" The Faces