Monday, April 30, 2012

Small Miracles Before Beltane

Against all odds and the unseasonably cool weather, magnolia trees in the village are blithely putting out shy green leaves in profusion, and they're covered from top to bottom with blooms shading from velvety cream to rosy pink at heart. 
Their delicate flowering is manna or soul food to Spencer and I on our daily potterings, and it's food for thought too.  We pause to admire their abundance, reciprocity and largeness of spirit whenever and wherever we encounter the trees, and looking up into their branches, we just know that springtime is here in some measure somewhere, whether or not we have the wits to see it.
Beltane (or May Day) begins at sunset today, and may all its balmy airs and graces be yours!

7 comments:

Melanie said...

I love Magnolia blossoms. Definitely a sign of Spring.

Prairie Star said...

What a lovely picture and post!

Happy May Day to you, too, dear friend. :)

Kameshwari said...

Abundance comes to you in many forms. Blessed human life.

sandy said...

A beautiful shot!

the wild magnolia said...

crisp and clear, to reach out and touch, my spirit.

thank you.

Mystic Meandering said...

I can almost smell the magnolias from here! May your May bring you many blossoms of beauty, strength and love.

Guy said...

Hi Cate

The magnolia tree photo is wonderful they are so lovely.

Regards
guy