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Plants from the Past

I did some things yesterday! Yay! I mean, I laid around a lot too, but I did at least do SOMEthing.

I forgot to pack my vitamins, so I walked to CVS to get some new ones. While walking, I spotted a magnolia tree. As I walked to see it more closely, I could smell the scent of the flowers. It was amazing.

This scent is linked to memories of days at after-school care in the old house by our grade school. There was a magnolia tree there. My mom ran the after-school program – three hours of daycare after teaching a full day of school. It must’ve been exhausting for her. But it seems like memories of happy times for me, because when I smell magnolia blossoms, I remember happy days.

On my walk back to the condo, I spotted a plant indigenous to Hawaii. That is, a plant that was naturally occurring there, but is also found in other places. It’s an ancient fern-like plant. In Hawaii, it’s called a Moa plant. “Moa” means chicken. The plant can look a little bit like a cockscomb.

Anyway, I was excited to be able to recognize it. The project I’ve been working on at school has increased my gardening powers.

2 Comments

  1. Lauren

    But…. Your powers grow too strong………

  2. Debbie

    Ahhh, the day care magnolia! I didn’t like the smell so i told people i was allergic to the tree. Lol maybe i thought i was? In that case i was allergic to the cafeteria spaghetti! Yick!

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