04 April, 2008
Spring, everything begins anew! Trees refresh their leaves, many animal species refresh their populations, and pollen refreshes allergies. It all is a truly marvelous reminder of just how awesome Earth really is, and how lucky we are to be as blessed as we are. However we, as a species need to figure out just how blessed we are before we realize that we were once blessed and all these wonderful gifts have drifted away.
The Southern Magnolia is my favorite plant and flower; it is also the state tree of Mississippi. Imagine my surprise to see these beautiful Japanese Magnolias in bloom at the Mississippi State Capital Building in Jackson, Mississippi.