(Photo: Michael Howell)

(Photo: Michael Howell)


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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6 Responses to flowers

  1. This is beautiful. (And, again, I am so sorry for your loss).


  2. rayworth1973 says:

    There are pink and white dogwoods. Magnolias have huge flowers and huge leaves. I mean really big, at least all the species I’ve ever seen. we have some right outside the building where I work. They also like the sidewalks along Ball Road going to Disneyland.


    • Shala Howell says:

      Yeah, I think you’ve hit upon what’s confusing me. I’m used to the giant magnolia flowers and equally giant leaves of the white magnolias we had growing up in Texas. These trees have tulip-sized pink flowers, but their leaves aren’t gigantic, as far as I can tell. Not sure how to categorize them. Every spring I tell myself I really should get that field guide to local trees, and every spring I fail to do so. Guess I like looking at trees, but am at the same time, resigned to never actually knowing what I’m looking at.

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