The light turns soft and golden as the big blue truck delivers me to the parking lot in Smithers, West Virginia. I have spotted it from the highway, the large snow white bloom of the little Star Magnolia tree that always brings me joy at winter’s closing. In exactly one week the calendar will confirm what my heart has whispered for several days. Spring has finally sprung. I have been seeing the Bradford Pear trees burst out with bloom and there’s green leaves starting to shine on many of the smaller bushes. I can smell the sweet perfume of the magnolia as I close in for the shot. Each of large flowers seem to smile for the camera as the shutter snaps closed.
The first blooms to open fully seem to embrace the light as the last rays cascade down into the little village.
Other blooms seem to be a little more bashful and cover their faces. Perhaps they’re wanting a little more coaxing from the light.
Just like humans, there’s the morning people who are awake and ready to take on the day and then there’s the “Not Morning People who sleep a little while longer.
The opening of this magnolia is a tick mark on my natural calendar. The waking of the trees has begun.
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