"In this Spring’s mid-season, the magnolia tree comes to life, bringing with it the luminescent, velvety, angel wing-white blossoms. The air in southern neighbors are perfumed with the intoxicating fragrance of magnolias. It’s hard to resist stopping momentarily or even sitting underneath a mature tree that has branches that reach out several feet. This is where time stands still, all of the busyness of life dissipates and heaven is right here on earth. Slow deep breaths quiet the mind, slows the heartbeat, and softens all that the eyes see. Relaxed, infused with the blessing they bring, we then can step back into the world, more at peace." –L.F.