Sunday, February 22, 2009

Show & Tell


Today I've decided to show off my magnolias. This tree has an extra-special meaning for me. It was planted around the time I was doing IVF #3 that would lead to the birth of my little guy. We had just moved into the new house and I had my heart set on getting a magnolia tree. But everyone kept telling me how delicate they were and that it wasn't the best time of year for planting them. But turning a deaf ear to all the green-thumb counselling, I went ahead with the plan and came home one day with a wee plant, that I nourished and cared for. Around that same time, I also came home one day with a wee life form that had been planted inside my womb. Both have grown and blossomed into masterpieces that fill my life with beauty and love.


I'd like to offer each one of my blogger friends a (virtual) flower from my tree as a symbol of my appreciation for their patience during my disappearing acts. I feel like the prodigal daughter returning home. It was a difficult month and much has happened that caused me some grief, but I'll post about that at a later date. Thank you for still being out there.

To see what the rest of the class is showing and telling, check out Mel's Show & Tell.

PS: That creeping plant by the stairs is my beautiful jasmine, which has just started budding. In no time the beautiful scent will invade our house, followed by the wisteria, which is on the other side.

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Aos meus leitores portugueses,

Eis a minha magnólia que anuncia com as suas lindas flores a chegada da primavera. Esta árvore foi plantada durante a minha última FIV. Na mesma altura em que cheguei a casa com a árvore ainda bebé, uma outra vida era plantada no meu ventre. Ambas floresceram enchendo a minha vida de beleza, fazendo o meu coração transbordar de amor. A minha magnólia, que foi plantada fora de época, e o meu Zezé, que nasceu quando já não acreditava em milagres, são a prova viva de que a vida é sempre capaz de nos surpreender. Vai uma flor para cada uma de vós.

8 comments:

Martha said...

Beautiful pictures, Big ((Hugs)) to you and your family. I hope you are well, send my best.

Coming2Terms said...

Such a beautiful tree and such blossoms! What a lovely preview of spring on a rainy day here. Thanks for sharing...

Lori said...

What a lovely sentiment, so share such symbols of lushness and abundance.

I love the smell of Jasmine...

Beautiful Mess said...

What a beautiful tree! I so wish we had something so pretty in our yard. All we have are bushes. I'm going to have to change that come spring. Thanks for sharing.

Cassandra said...

Sorry to hear about your difficult month.

Do the magnolias smell as good as they look?

Jasmine is my favorite fragrant flower!

alicia said...

ahh I am soo jealous!!! I want a pretty tree like that too!

WiseGuy said...

Thanks for the virtual flower.

Those blooms are lovely and vivacious!

bolinha de sabão said...

Adoro os teus "pedacinhos", as vossas lindas magnólias e sobretudo adoro o vosso alpendre.
Tenho inveja... sempre desejei uma casa com alpendre igual à casa da minha infância.
Nós temos um grande vaso no terraço com gardénias que plantei quando nos mudamos para esta casa.
Espero um dia vir a escrever um post como o teu...