Yelling at mother nature.


Every Spring our Magnolia tree blossoms and within a day or so a storm comes along and batters it. We barely have time to ooh and ahh over how pretty it is.

Luckily it’s determined to have its moment in the sun and it produces it’s flowers more than once.

Strong wind began this afternoon and I shook my fist and warned it to leave the pretty flowers alone.

I try to restrict myself to fist shaking. I imagine the neighbors would have questions if they heard a voice yelling,Don’t you dare strip those off.”

It’s possible they wouldn’t think twice about hearing my war cry. They’ve gotten used to me yelling at the bluebird who protects his turf by throwing himself against our windows. But when I think about it, I wonder if they actually do know that I’m yelling at a bird when they hear, “Stop smacking your head against that, you’ll hurt yourself,” three times a day.

10 thoughts on “Yelling at mother nature.

  1. We have that same issue with the (3) Magnolias as well as the Bottle Brush. The wind is not kind. Our one Magnolia is going to bloom like a dream this year (crossing my fingers Mother Nature is kind). We had workers on site recently and the one guy asked if we had enough bees in the yard. Yes, yes we do and they love the yard and the water station we set up for them. We also have (2) Loquats and a Lime tree. Lots of good stuff for the bees and butterflies and birds. Your tree is BEAUTIFUL! Happy Day – Enjoy 🙂

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    1. I hope your Magnolia blesses you with lots and lots of beautiful blossoms. We also try to provide for the bees and butterflies, I plant butterfly bushes and the hummingbirds love them too. They have to reach an understanding with the bees sometimes and that is always interesting!

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    1. It withstood fifty mile an hour wind gusts yesterday, and gusts of around thirty today.
      As far as abuse goes, you should hear what I yell at the dandelions when they start crowding out my grass! LOL!

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    1. Yes they do…I try to remind myself to go and take a closer look at the blooms and enjoy their beauty while it lasts.

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