I can hardly express how much joy I get from this tree – together with friends who each year return to view it with me. Especially in the spring where its flowers look like snow flakes in the foggy background
I was gifted a wind chime with a low pitch gong that periodically reminds me to be present and appreciate the sounds, the scents and the view. It was perfectly placed on the tree by another friend. I appreciate each of my friends and recall of their contributions each time the tree blooms and the chime sounds.
But of course they’re not snowflakes. They’re beautiful magnolias that only bloom for about 3 weeks a year. They may even shed sooner if there’s a hard April shower.
All the more reason to stop and smell the magnolias every year around Passover and Easter and celebrate the new beginnings of Spring with friends – new and old.
This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog.
Respectfully (Stay Safe),
Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.
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