Turns out the tree outside the window across from my desk is a Southern Magnolia. Huge, kettle-sized white blossoms today. No wonder I was drawn to it. Hung out of my window to take this photo, risking the escape of my naughty cat.
The photo does not do the Magnolia justice.
I’ve been staring at the tree for 4 months, writing & revising. I didn’t know the tree held such a gorgeous possibility. I guess what I am drawn to is the allegory herein.