Thursday, February 14, 2013

Theme Thursday: Trees or leaves

Linking up with Cari the Cray-Cray over at Clan Donaldson for Theme Thursday, where we all get to share in a little photographic fun!

My big girl camera is in need of new batteries and I am in need of a functioning laptop that lives here all the time, so you will just have to make do with the pic from my phone.

This is a picture of our Fiona Tree in our backyard. It's a Flowering African Cherry tree (non-fruit-bearing, which our old Polish neighbor refuses to accept. She just knows that one day it will bear fruit. I tried to explain...). We planted it the week after Fiona passed away, and every year around her birthday, it has the most gorgeous pink flowers you've ever seen.

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12 comments:

  1. Oh, MK. I love the Fiona tree. And wouldn't you just die if one day, it DID bear fruit, and your old Polish neighbor came over and said, "I told you so, you crazy Irishwoman"?

    Also, "Cari the Cray-Cray" may be my new favorite title.

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    1. It would be awesome if it did, but truly a miracle as it was bred to be non-fruit-bearing. I would never hear the end of it from my neighbor, you're right. :)

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  2. Yup. Same sky here. I want to see that tree in the spring.

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    1. Sky Triplets sounds like some bad 80s cartoon. But, heck yeah, I'd watch it!

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  3. Glad to see I am not the only one that submitted pictures from the phone this week!

    I would love to see that tree in bloom. Looks like I can almost see tiny pink buds on the branches now.

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    1. Yep! It keeps those little buds even in sub-zero temps! Pretty, right?
      I will definitely post pictures of the Fiona Tree in bloom. Like a magnolia, the blooms disappear with the first strong rain/wind storm, so they only last for about a week.

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  4. What a beautiful and huge tree!! And please get another photo one day of the old Polish woman and her basket coming to check the tree "just in case" ;)

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    1. Omgosh!!! I should totally April Fool's Day trick her into coming over with a basket!!!
      Haha!!!

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  5. MK, I'm too new around her to know the Fiona story, but it gives me chills nonetheless.

    Is someone peeking out the window in the background?!

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    1. Ha, Micaela! The window is on my neighbor's garage which (much like ours!) is filled to the rafters with junk, so what you're seeking is junk pushing their blinds apart. Does kinda look creepy....

      Fiona is our baby girl who was a full term stillbirth nearly 7 years ago. Here's a post about her from a couple of years ago: http://whyyesiamcrazythankyouforasking.blogspot.com/2010_04_01_archive.html?m=0

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