It nearly halted the trip. I gasped, swerved and braked. How could this spectacular little tree have suddenly exclaimed itself in our neighborhood with my not seeing it? It stopped me in my tracks! But I was headed to Eugene, again, and collected my distracted wits, took my foot off the brake and slowly drove on, promising to give it proper admiration as soon as possible.
|"Vulcan" Magnolia Tree|
Back in Portland and nearly home at 6:30 PM, I searched the street for the little tree, did a U-turn and parked. My nervous wave and a pointing to my camera and the tree brought the homeowners out for a chat.
|Planted only two days ago, this babe will throw a|
flashy party for our neighborhood every spring. Hooray!
They OK'd the Things I get to do today of standing in their flower bed for close-up admiration, appreciation and inspection of such flamboyant flesh and bones.