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Thursday Tree Love: Winter Magnolias and a Poem


tree love magnolias in winter


On a  breezy, gray winter day

Leaves rustled overhead.

It must have been magnolias

since their neighbor’s leaves were shed.

The living leaves clicked softly

Chiming in with whispers

Knowing some would soon make room

for lemon scented flowers.

Tree love magnolias in winter path


Some of the older magnolia leaves will drop off in early spring to make room for flowers. The magnolia flowers I see in my neighborhood have big, white petals with a hint of yellow and a lemony scent.

I thought this was an interesting trunk, Do you see a heart?

magnolia trunk

magnolia trunk (4)


 Here’s an older photo of a winter magnolia on a sunny day:

magnolia trunk face


Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature hosted by Parul Thakur on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. For more Tree Love, visit:


Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

30 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Winter Magnolias and a Poem

  1. I can see a heart ❤

  2. We have a magnolia in front of the house that they never cut the bottom branches off of, Kind of cool, actually.

  3. I love magnolia trees, never had much success at growing them.

  4. I think I see a face in that last tree picture! Lovely poem, JoAnna. It leaves me with the welcoming of lemon scent…

  5. I see the heart! Don’t you love how the magnolias remain green and shiny all year?

  6. The poetry is an excellent accompaniment to the photography

  7. It’s quite refreshing to find people who love trees and try to ensure the conservation of trees and afforestation by raising awareness. Kudos to you for your effort. A good read.. 🙂
    Thank you so much for visiting my profile.. 🙂 Would love to know about your feedback as well..!!

  8. Imagining a tree with a lemon scented flower. How delightful that must be.

  9. What a sweet one. I have only seen Magnolias on Thursday Tree Love. They are so big and look so beautiful. Also, that truck is interesting. It seems as if two have come together as one. I also see a heart 🙂
    Thanks for joining, JoAnna with this lovely entry. I hope to see you on the 13th.

  10. Yes, I see a heart. 🙂 Lovely poem for the beautiful tree clicks. 🙂

  11. The tree with a heart. What a lovely sight these magnolias make.

  12. Indeed I see a heart! These Magnolias have imposing trunks as well .. the driveway looks amazing..

    • I’m glad you see the heart. 🙂 Magnolias are pretty sturdy. What looks like a driveway is a wide sidewalk at the city park that goes around a lake. It’s a very nice park.

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