17 hours ago
01 October, 2008
Yes, that is a leaf you are looking at, and yes that has been what has been keeping me up at night. Not the bills that need to be paid, or how the hell I will ever lose weight...it's the tree in my front garden. Ridiculous I know!
The tree in question is a Burnt Amber, my pride and joy (yes, I know it's time for kids!). I have always wanted a huge tree in my front garden and specifically one that turns with the season. So last December, my Dad and his wallet went up to the local nursery and bought us the tree. To say he spent a small fortune on it, will be an understatement, who knew trees could be so expensive!
That was last summer, autumn followed (obviously) and of course the tree lost all its leaves. So now I have been anxiously waiting for the new leaves to appear. The tree took no notice that spring officially started a month ago, because there has been nothing, zero, zip, zilch. Our neighbour up the road, has the same tree, just slightly bigger, and I have been driving past slowly every morning to see how far his tree is coming along (oh my word, I am spying on my neighbours tree!). But this is very serious, if my tree dies, I am the one who will be explaining to my Dad, that the tree he spent a small fortune on, lasted a whole three months under my watch and more importantly, I love my tree.
Monday morning, as I took my usual slow drive past the neighbours, there it was, a brand new leaf on their tree...buggers! So, I over the last two days I have been inspecting our tree very closely, and today I spotted the new leaf! Yes, one brand new leaf! Thank goodness, I am so relieved, the tree lives! And now I can sleep, no more worries about the tree. I will now just have to find something else to worry about.
Yes, I know I have written an entire post about my tree...things are slow this week...
Oh by the way, did everyone else notice that it is October already? Can this year possibly go any quicker?