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there is but one magnolia tree where i live.

and returning home tonight after a fifteen hour day it was all of the sudden in bloom. 

full bloom. perfect and pink and full against the darkening sky--april and its promise of rain. 

april and its gift of rain.

and green. 

and trees in bloom.

i never understood spring until i moved to new york. 

but i'm pretty sure if there is a meaning to this life, it has very much to do--everything to do--with the cycle of trees and how when spring arrives the leaves come back. 

day by day, old joy comes back to me | noah & the whale


*cho said...

so pretty! miss the beginnings of spring on the east coast.

Katie Appleyard said...

Beautiful! I'm so jealous, it is autumn here and although it is pretty in it's own way there is nothing like a cherry blossom. XX

Sweet Apple Lifestyle

alice {sweet dreamer} said...

one tree, but it's a beauty!

Anonymous said...

i do believe, that spring has sprung!

Dia Haret said...

Lovely! But it's not a cherry blossom tree, it's a magnolia tree :p I love the white ones best!

Lisa Pappalardo said...

So beautiful! I'd love to have magnolias by me.

xo Lisa
Making Life's Lemons

Shawnee said...

such beauty all in one lovely tree. lucky you -- spring isn't quite as pretty where i live.

it seems i must visit nyc once during every season!

Ana said...

Gorgeous tree.

communikate. said...

Ah man.. this makes me miss Portland terribly. There was a huge Magnolia at my apartment that was insanely beautiful like this one.

p.s. that "day by day, old joy comes back to me" has been running through my head for months. I love that you had someone make a poster for you. I need one in my life right now..

Alice said...

There may be only one- but at least it's incredibly beautiful! x