Pink Magnolia––Tulip Tree

Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.

Job 37:14


Oh, what a beauty this flowering tree is! I love its flowers that start like furry green pods and as the petals form and swell inside the caps, withers and is pushed off by the unfolding blossoms. What drama is in each bloom. What grace––like thousands of ballet dancers balancing and twirling to the music of spring.

Some call it the tulip tree and that is a good call, since it blooms with some of the first color of the year in cup-like tulip shapes. It is breathtaking in its sudden springtime show, reminding me of the highschool girls all dolled up in their multicolored dresses posing for prom shots.

The air is stirring with the drone of bumblebees and honey bees working on their new sweetness for the autumn table. The fragrance is like a wild rose bush tumbled over an old pasture fence.

Everything is fresh and new when she arrives . For weeks until her branches are covered with sun-sipping green leaves, she will drop pink, white, and purple petals around  her feet everynight until the ground beneath her is decorated like the church sanctuary’s carpet after the flower girls have passed. A hush of anticipation falls with the sunrise, birds start up their songs,… the audience rises.

5 thoughts on “Pink Magnolia––Tulip Tree

Add yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

RJ Thesman

"Whatever you do, do it with excellence."


Elan Mudrow


From My Window

Photographs taken with a compact camera journaling everyday life in Central Massachusetts and beyond.

With The Grains

Whole Grains, Film Grains, Wood Grains, Words and Wanderings by Quelcy T. Kogel

Author | Coach | Speaker | Editor

Successful Writer Conference

Helping Writers Achieve Their Dreams


A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: