One of my favorite flowers is the magnolia, maybe because it is the state flower of my home state of Louisiana or possibly because they remind me of growing up in south Louisiana where these trees are plentiful. But all my life I can't ever recall having a magnolia tree on the property where I lived.
Well, I do now. The home we purchased last year has a small magnolia tree in the front yard and it is filled with flowers. This is the first magnolia bloom I picked from that tree, but I'm sure it will not be the last.
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