Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sitting Under the Magnolia Tree

I used to despise spring because of allergies and preferred the calm of winter, but now I have really taken to the beautiful flowering trees of April. Yes, I still sneeze and have itchy eyes, a runny nose, and sneeze constantly and uncontrollably, but I still prefer the surging new life in nature over the stillness and cold I once loved. For you people who get by with just Claritin, I envy you. Western medicine does nothing for me xD

There is a gorgeous magnolia tree by the Psychology Building on campus and I freaked out a little and took lots of pictures. I love big blossoms! It was such a windy day so petals were flying everywhere and my hair was blown every which way, hence, no nice headshots.

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago. Now the tree has lost all its flowers and is fully green with leaves. There are more beautiful flowering trees on campus though. It's amazing how things grow so fast and all of a sudden, everything has come to life. Every day of spring is different. I think that's what I like about it. I like change that I can feel day by day. It keeps me on my toes and life is much better than a daily grind.

What's your favourite season? Enjoy the beautiful weather and sunshine!


Anonymous April 17, 2010 at 7:51 PM   said...

Spring looks great! Ah.. we're in the same boat, Angie. As much as I love the Spring weather (not too cold, not too hot), I have to prefer Winter, solely because I don't get hay-fever. :P

Sarah April 17, 2010 at 9:44 PM   said...

Such a beautiful tree! And such beautiful pictures of it! Thanks for sharing! :D

Miss Tofu April 18, 2010 at 5:40 PM   said...

Oh wow, that's really beautiful! Unfortunately, we don't seem to have a lot of magnolia trees where I am, but in the springtime, when all the cherry blossom trees are in bloom and the petals dance in the wind like falling snow, it's really beautiful too!

Thanks for sharing such pretty photos!

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Steve April 21, 2010 at 5:24 AM   said...

Great pictures, mei mei!

I'm a winter person. Not because of the cold and deadness, but the strength and persistent nature of evergreens makes a stark contrast to the delicate, reflective ice on other tree branches.

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