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