Sunday, June 13, 2010

Today I Saw A Grackle In a Magnolia Tree


LoneTree, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

From the "tips that you are living in the southern part of the United States" category, I next offer up tip #34. Today I saw a grackle in a magnolia tree.

Now, for those of you who don't know, grackles are these big black birds that squawk a lot. Really make a lot of noise. And magnolias? Well, they are these beautiful, sweet smelling giant white flowers that bloom on trees in the summertime. I really, really love the smell of magnolias in the summertime-it's something everybody should experience once in their lifetime.

The magnolias have started to bloom around these parts. As I drive, or even walk around, I can spot the dark foliage of the trees, dappled with the giant white blossoms of the magnolia flowers peeking through. The birds have come back too-it's no longer winter and we now have big black loud birds to remind us this. So, put this together and what do you have? Today, I saw a grackle in a magnolia tree. And, I'll probably see one again, sometime soon, sometime before the end of summer.

It's summer in my little world today. The heat is starting to rise up, the birds have returned, the trees are blooming. The lazy dog days of summer are upon us.

I was going to post something about traveling today, or maybe a new photo, possibly a round-up of my weekend events. But, at the end of the day, I opted instead to talk about the magnolia tree and the grackle. Why? Because, well, it felt more in season.

I hope you enjoy a most excellent summertime no matter where you roam this season.

Until next time...

3 comments:

Kala said...

Beautiful dream-like image. Our lovely magnolias bloom in early April here, but there's nothing like the blossoms of a southern magnolia tree.

mythopolis said...

What's bad is when there are 147 grackles in the tree your car is parked under!

Carol said...

@Kala, thanks! I love these sort of "lone tree" images. Our magnolias start to bloom earlier but they are really starting to pop just about now. I'm glad you get them too-they are wonderful trees, aren't they?

@Mythopolis, so funny! Grackles usually do come in big bunches, don't they? Not good for the car, you're right.