A Magnolia Tree
Standing tall for all to see,
showcasing a multitude of gifts,
with long, green, waxy leaves.
Delicate flowers in sundry colors,
white being the iconic symbol,
of a southern favorite.
Beauty and strength in its stance,
providing shade for those seeking relief,
with sturdy branches for nesting birds.
Autumn brings its offering of food,
lovely cone shaped pods,
red seeds shining in the sun.
Standing tall for us to see,
we must remember,
a Magnolia Tree is a gift for all.
A lovely, old Magnolia tree stands next to our coach when we are parked at our favorite “RV resort”. I am not sure how long this Magnolia tree has stood here, but in a way it symbolizes the roots of a family, my family, living on this land and in this area for many years.
My brother and sister-in-law enjoy this land and call it home; their very soul is rooted in every tree and shrub planted here. My love of this country, open spaces, wildlife and all things in nature, I believe, can be traced back to those who settled here.
Our visits are a gift; we will treasure each and every memory.
During our last visit, sitting outside near this old magnolia tree, we heard a loud racket. My brother, having heard this sound many times, knew exactly what it was.
This beautiful, female, Pileated Woodpecker flew in the Magnolia tree and immediately began to hunt for a snack. We were amused by its endeavor and I was delighted to have captured a few photos.