A TRUE SOUTHERN

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
Being Southern is more than where I am from, it is who I am. I love the South with its great beauty and wonderful deep-south traditions. I am Bev Allen, a true Southern Belle'. I am married to the love of my life Rick Allen, we are Assemblies of God US Missionaries. We lived and raised our two children, Chris Allen and Teresa Mosley (married to Randy) in the Great Southern states. Family is important and my grandkids Lexi and Lane are our most precious treasures. We love God and people and devoted our lives in His service. This blog is to share a little of what I enjoy and experienced, a little Southern Joy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Magnolia Beauty

All over the South you can see and smell the blooming of those beautiful and great Magnolia trees, and what a site is to behold!  These splendid beauties are a fixture in the southern states, from coastal Virginia, south to central Florida and as far west as eastern Texas and Arkansas.  What a picture it makes with its large dark leaves and large white fragrant flower.  Standing tall, these stately Magnolia trees can be as high as 90 feet with huge strong limbs that are just right for climbing or a rope and tire swing.

I have seen communities with Magnolia tree-lined streets or several trees draping a drive way up to one of those Southern plantation home.  Louisiana has made the Magnolia blossom their state flower. These big beautiful white blooms in the summer cover the tree which gives off a  sweet fragrance.  In our home in south Arkansas we had several of the beautiful trees in our yard, They were large and the limbs hovered over the yard to create a comfort shade from the summer heat.

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