Some of you folk that follow me on Facebook and via my blog, might remember that I had my house on the market last year. Divorce forcing a reluctant sale of somewhere I love so much. I found some buyers, but frustratingly because of the Mr., the sale could not complete. Nearly a year later, the divorce is buttoned up and the sale can finally go ahead. The buyers were still waiting, with their fingers crossed, and now my home will become theirs and I am sure they will have some very happy times here with their brood as I did.
One of the many things that I will be sad to leave, is my ornamental cherry tree. I have always loved cherry blossom and look forward to the time of the year when it bursts into bloom.
When I moved to this house, it was on my wish list to have a tree that once a year would get covered in beautiful blossoms. When we bought the house it needed lots of work. One of the last things we did was to re-do the front garden. Finally I could get my blossoming tree. The tree is extra special because it was bought for me for my birthday by my brother and his family.
Here it is going in the ground. It was a big event. Happy memories.
Here it is in full bloom.
Right now the buds are just getting ready to burst forth. I love the fact that each year there is often one day when you go out in the morning and the tree is bare, but if the sun is warm and bright all day, you can come home in the evening to lots of beautiful, palest pink, blossom.
I'm moving on from a big part of my life. This house holds so many memories. The buds and branches of my beautiful tree have been cast in solid silver so I can take a piece of my blossom tree with me and treasure it forever.
Don't the silver buds look beautiful?
When I move to my new nest with my two boys, I will be sure to plant a new tree. A symbolic putting down of our roots.