10 Apr 2015

Forty Days by gazanson


Star 2


[Beaulieu, UK]

After the rainstorm
A sheet of white blossoms
Beneath the magnolia.

There's a mature magnolia blossoming in the garden of the cottage in which we're staying in Beaulieu in the New Forest. The days have been still and sunny, for the most part. Finally comes a morning with high winds and rain. Afterwards, the sky clear again, and the blackbirds and robins once more plying their sweet trade, I see what appears to be a white shadow beneath the magnolia tree. Almost a mirror reverse of the tree itself, there are now as many petals on the ground as in the tree itself. A strangely beautiful sight!