Magnolias in bloom represent the beginning of spring. Time for a fresh start.

The blooming of magnolia trees in Boston is a special time for us.  It meas that a new season is upon us and time for a fresh start.  In many cultures Magnolia flowers have symbolic meanings of purity, nobility, youth and innocence.  In North America the Magnolia flower largely represents beauty and perseverance.  This seems fitting for the city of Boston.  On this day, the anniversary of the Boston Marathon, Boston shows its beauty and perseverance, ready for a fresh start.