Saturday, May 10, 2014

Magnolia Trees Make Me Happy :)

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I'm sitting on my couch, looking out at the most beautiful Magnolia tree in my neighbor's yard across the street.  The blooms only last a very, very short time, but they sure are magnificent while they're here.

Robin (Masshole Mommy) put a post up on Facebook today that really made me laugh. You can see it here if you want to laugh too. If you follow Robin's blog (& if you don't you should :) ), you know she's the least lazy mom ever, always out and about and doing something. That makes the post even funnier.

It reminded me of a trip my son and I took to the grocery store about a year ago.  We were walking around getting groceries, and my son said fairly loudly (or so it seemed to me), "Don't forget the beer mom." Well, I don't even drink beer so it totally caught me off guard.  Of course I said, "I don't even drink beer." And he replied with, "Yes, you do. You drink beer all the time."  To a bystander I'm sure it sounded like I was trying to weasel out of being ousted as a drinker, lolol. Silly boy...and he said it so nonchalantly and realistically too. It's a good thing he's cute, that's all I've got to say about that... ;)

My daughter had a school dance last night. She's officially been to more school dances than either of her older brothers & she's only a Freshman.  She's always loved to be on the dance floor though, so I'm not a bit surprised.

Dad's taken the kids to T-Ball today (his first time having a day off to go to a game).  I'm at home...because the family gets so sneaky come holiday shopping time (Mother's Day ;) ).  It's a beautiful day for T-Ball, AND for yard work, which is what I'll be doing all day.

 I'm so so so loving this weather.  And the Magnolia Trees. :)

It's going to be a great Saturday!!

68 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Have a great weekend! I am definitley enjoying this nice weather, too! We had a rough winter so it is about time!

mail4rosey said...

Winter is a very distant memory to me now (and woohoo for it!!).

Sandee said...

Beautiful shot. Ours departed at the end of February the first of March. We're early here.

Have a fabulous Mothers Day. :)

mail4rosey said...

They come and go so fast!!! Fabulous day to you too. I'm headed over to say hello! :)

Lulu Abruzzo said...

Hi Rosey. I've been away so I'm catching up with blog reading. I love magnolia trees too. I used to climb the one in my parents' garden when I was a child. Kids! They do say the most embarrassing stuff at times! : )

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Almost Precious said...

It's a wonderful photo of a beautiful tree. I have a standard Southern white blossomed magnolia tree and the blooms look huge, gorgeous and smell heavenly but by the next day the pretty white petals start to yellow and then turn brown. Wish the blooms did last longer but maybe it's God's way of telling us to enjoy life's pleasures because they come and go so quickly. :)

Had to laugh about your episode in the supermarket with your son. Almost 60 long years ago Art Linkletter wrote a book titled; "Kids Say the Darndest Things". It was as true then as it is today.

Lindsey Paris said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love our Teddy Bear magnolia in our yard.

Elephant's Child said...

Love your magnolia. I have given up planting them here as the cockatoos pull them apart - so I take my pleasure elsewhere. Thank you - and have a great day.

becca said...

what a beautiful tree. I love that shade of purple so pretty and spring like.

Launna said...

Enjoy the Magnolia trees, they are beautiful ... I hope the family spoils you Rosey... you deserve it... have a great weekend :)

Brandy said...

That is a beautiful tree, I am not sure if I have ever even seen one. What a wonderful view to have though! I am happy Spring is here!

Pat Hatt said...

haha geez, so your a heavy beer drinker too huh? Still not nice here. I went to a total of one dance, she got me beat.

Carole said...

My last house was next to a glorious magnolia - I do miss it! Cheers from Carole's chatter

Janine Huldie said...

Beautiful tree and definitely enjoying the nicer weather, especialły after this past winter. Have a great weekend now and Happy Mother's Day again :)

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They area a sight. Nice to have great weather to

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

That's a beautiful tree! My daughters yell for me to not forget the wine at the grocery store. It was really funny when I was hugely pregnant, too!

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I haven't seen anything like this in real life, but they look beautiful. I'd love to see it!

Binky said...

I liked the beer story!

Joyce Lansky said...

The blossoms are beautiful. Your beer story reminds me of the time I put a bottle of Worcester sauce in my basket at the grocery store and my daughter yelled, "Beer. You have drugs! Don't buy drugs!"

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Candy said...

What a great post! Enjoy the beautiful weather!!

Veronica Lee said...

Gorgeous capture, sweetie!

Happy Mother's Day!

Virginia Higgins said...

I absolutely love magnolia blooms.

Virginia Higgins said...

Wow, that is early! Ours was the week my phone was resting in rice. :/

Curby Aardvark said...

Magnolia blooms are absolutely beautiful and sometimes kids can say the weirdest of things!

mail4rosey said...

Moms everywhere can relate. ;)

mail4rosey said...

They're gorgeous! I want one, hubby says nuh uh, so I'll enjoy the neighbor's tree. :)

mail4rosey said...

Why I oughta... :) That child's silly. :)

mail4rosey said...

I hope you had a great trip!

mail4rosey said...

I wonder if these blooms smell good too. I'll have to check.

I remember Art Linkletter's show. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you a ton! And you're lucky to have one in your yard!

mail4rosey said...

Ah, but you've got cocatoos. That must be nice in and of itself. :)

mail4rosey said...

They are very indicative of Spring. :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Launna. And def. wishing you the same!

mail4rosey said...

I am happy it's here too. :)

mail4rosey said...

My husband says it's better when it belongs to a neighbor (because of the mess). ;) I wouldn't mind the mess, that tree is def. worth it!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Janine. I love Mother's Day. :)

mail4rosey said...

You can say that again. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Hahaha, I bet it was funny when you were expecting. :)

mail4rosey said...

It's one of my most favorite trees. :)

mail4rosey said...

Well, that makes one of us. ;) :)

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, I do love the beautiful weather!

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, and big congrats on your cookie feature!!

mail4rosey said...

Agreed and agreed. :)

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love Magnolia trees, they are so pretty!

Your post made me smile. Have a wonderful weekend!

Secondary Roads said...

That magnolia is beautiful.

Beer? I'm more into ale. As in "Adam's ale." (aka water)

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

I love magnolia trees too! they are so beautiful this time of year. I also love crepe myrtles which bloom in the summer

Heather @ It's A Lovely Life! said...

They make me happy too! The colors are beautiful and so full of happiness. Hope you have a great weekend!

Lawna Noe said...

They remind me of my grandmothers house. She always use to have them in her front yard. I love the pretty pink color!

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Ohhhh, what a little stink pot! :) As my grandma used to say, shame shame double shame everybody knows your name. :) You booze hound. h ahahahaha

~ Noelle said...

We had baseball yesterday... but it rained on us the whole game...
Hope the weather gets better - we are ready for beautiful sunshine.
Have a great Mothers Day

alissa apel said...

I love Magnolia trees to! We can only grow dwarf ones in Nebraska. When I went to live in Savannah, GA for a few years at first I didn't know what the pods, or seeds were that were laying all over the place. They were from their giant Magnolia trees!

I met a couple that named their daughter Nolia off of Magnolia trees.

StacieinAtlanta said...

I love the photo. Mother nature amazes me with her beauty sometimes. Have a fantastic weekend!!

Annie said...

Haha your son! Enjoy your time being outdoors & have a great Mother's Day!

Denise Gabbard said...

I love seeing everything bloom in the spring...this winter was way too long and way too cold...and I was only here for half of it, LOL... spent the other half in Florida, and I still hated the cold when we came back. Yuck :(

The Puzzled Palate said...

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend! I love nothing more than working out in the yard. Just something about playing in the dirt makes me happy!

Janell said...

The magnolia blooms are beautiful. I would love to see them in person one day!

Theresa Mahoney said...

All of my neighbors have those gorgeous trees in their yard, but not me. I really love admiring theirs though! Saturday was such a gorgeous day. We spent it in the yard doing work too. Got a little crispy, but it was just too nice not to be out there!

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

I love magnolia trees too and I enjoy seeing them bloom during the Spring. That is a beautiful photograph.

GayNYCDad said...

They are gorgeous trees! More than that, they mean good weather is coming when they bloom!
Mitch

Christie C said...

We love Magnolia Trees! Perfect for Spring time!

Pam said...

Sounds like you have a wonderful beginning to this fabulous weekend. Hope today was as nice for you.

Susanna Barbee said...

That magnolia tree is beautiful! I hope you had a wonderful and productive Saturday. I have been waiting for this beautiful weather for a very long time.

Amanda said...

We have one of those in our yard! I love how gorgeous it looks!!

Krystal Butherus said...

That's a beautiful tree. I have a plumeria tree in my yard and I just shared the pic on Instagram. It is blooming and beautiful!

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

LOL! Back in the 70s-day, I was at the grocery store with my mom and asked her how come daddy smokes but we never buy cigarettes ;-)

Marina@EBMR said...

They're a reminder that warmer weather is here. Love it!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

It is a beautiful tree sounds like the family is getting reading for some warm weather

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

That tree is beautiful and you are so right... the blossoms only last for a very short while.