October 01, 2012

Cookie and her trees

Sometimes the deepest thoughts travel through my head.
Such as:
If my Mom had named me Cookie instead of Suzanne, how different would my life be?
Tell me you haven't thought the same thing.

And surely, you all want to see our baby Magnolia trees. My lawn guy planted them for me a few months back. My lawn guy has a name, but I love calling him 'my lawn guy'.
We had two palms there before, one died, the other one committed suicide out of sheer sadness.
And people think trees are unfeeling? I beg to differ.
Anyhoo, I love these little magnolia trees. They bloom repeatedly.
The coach had one comment about them: Could we have found smaller ones?
They are all of 4 feet tall. By the time they are towering, I will be only ashes, my lawn guy as well.

Enjoy YOUR day!


Anonymous said...

Love your magnolias! Nothing sweeter than the fragrance of magnolia blossoms. Your cool friend, Buffy

Mark said...

Congratulations on your new additions, Cookie! And now that you mention it, you do look like a 'Cookie'.
But I'm with the Coach on this one. I like 'em bigger too! In fact, what's the tree throwing that shade over your driveway? Just curious!
I'm also curious about what your lawn guy calls you. I can only imagine.
p.s. Where's the gatehouse?

Anke said...

They look like the little bitty trees we planted in our front yard. It'll be a few years before they're taller than me - and I'm only 5'2". :-)

Terra said...

They will grow and you can leave behind a magnolia legacy. Maybe you should get out a tiny knife and carve your initials in them

ChiTown Girl said...

Awwww...wook at da itty bitty twees!!

I love 'em, Cookie!

I Am Woody said...

I wish my sad magnolia looked half as good as yours

George said...

Your two baby magnolia trees would be just as beautiful if your name was Cookie, but I'm glad you're Suz.

NCmountainwoman said...

Maybe if you were named Cookie you wouldn't be so cheap and would buy larger magnolia trees! :)

Seriously, Cookie would have made you far too cutsey and I would never read your blog. Suz is just right.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate Chip Cookie or Macaroon Cookie?

Jenny said...

Miracle grow, Cookie. Miracle grow!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love magnolias and their blooms...their leaves not so much. Not sure why that is Cookie.
Did I mention my cat is named Cookie! I love her too!

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Sometimes I do wonder if my mom had named me something less common than Amy would my life be different? Something with some class--like Suzanne.
I hope your magnolias find happiness in their new homes.

Unknown said...

Did Coach want you to buy bigger trees? Those are so cute! And in your climate, maybe they'll be fast-growers. Maybe if you go out there every day and whisper "GROW" to each of them, it will help. Prince Charles talks to his plants; see what happens! ;)

M said...

You're too just wanted trees shorter than you :)

Unknown said...

Dey so beeeig. Okay, maybe not. But man, someday they are going to be beautiful. Unless, the spot is haunted from the apparent murder/suicide of the palms. You know what I mean, Cookie?

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi Suz, I love Magnolias. Can't wait to see those babies when they grow up... Magnolia blossoms smell the BEST!!!!

Wonder what kind of person I would have been if my mother had have named me GERTRUDE, or Beulah, or Hattie....... ha ha ha


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Janie said...

I tend to hurt my baby trees' feelings by forgetting to water them. They often die of sadness.
I love magnolia trees. Unfortunately, they do not grow in Utah.

Susan said...

Oh I love magnolias! AND, they will be big before you hit the dust stage!