Once upon a time there was a very, very old tree in a lovely suburban neighborhood. It towered magesticaly above its friends, welcomed the four seasons year after year, and provided occasional shade for its owners.
This beautiful tree lived a good life, but sadly it’s time was drawing near. You see, the tree and its friends had grown too big, and it’s owners thought it was time to say goodbye.
The tree was bereft. Oh no! What’s to become of me, thought the tree. I’ve spent so many wonderful years as a steward of this land, it lamented, and as the loggers cut it into pieces, it was sad to think it would be reduced to little more than mulch.
Then something miraculous happened. A lovely lady was interested in a piece of the tree. Can it be, thought the tree? She’s asking if she can have a piece of me delivered to her home. She thinks I’m pretty! Oh joyous day! Maybe there’s hope for me after all.
And so it was. A piece of the tree was carefully placed in a truck, and brought to the lady’s yard where it was strategically placed amongst the lovely flowers and flowering shrubs. I wonder what she has in mind, thought the tree? I’m just a piece of wood after all.
And then it happened. Two MORE lovely ladies came one day. They had all sorts of odd looking things with them…brushes and paint and a pretty picture of a pansy. Now I get it! They’re going to make me look like a flower!
In no time at all, the tree was all spiffed up and ready for its new life.
And the tree smiled and thought…’I’m home’.
In other news…
Speaking of home, I can’t wait to get there! I’ve been sick nearly the entire time, and am still not 100% by any means. By the time this is published, we will be on our way home. I understand the temps will be in the 80’s, which sounds downright chilly to me right about now.
I will have a few pics, though not nearly as many as I’d hoped. Most of my time has been spent in bed, and that doesn’t make for very interesting photo ops. 😉