mother nature has either a strange sense of humor, or she is very confused...
following the 'winter-that-never-was' . . .
came the 'summer-before-spring' . . .
and who can forget the 'blizzard-of-halloween' . . .
- the first week of spring, the last week of March -
the trees had bloomed with the mid-eighty degree weather in winter,
the flowers were not only budding, some were blooming,
the grills and flipflops were out of storage and we were thinking - hoping - winter was over...
but by tuesday morning, the cold freeze had turned the blooms to brown,
and instead, it was the summer-before-spring that came to an end :(
and yet - there was one lone magnolia on our snow-damaged magnolia tree.
one lone magnolia that had been sheltered by those above it
and who hung on to her sweet beauty for another day...
she made me smile each time i looked out the window,
she made me tear up when i got close and saw her little yellow face
she had withstood every storm that mother nature threw at her...
there is a lesson in here for me and it feels like a big one.
hoping i remember my sweet little magnoli when i need to be brave, be strong and to perservere...
and i hope we both make it through the crazy spring snowstorm that is predicted for tonight...
all images enhanced with kim klassen's textures
and 'fragile beauty' is framed for Beyond Layers frame challenge
thank you Kim!