Sunday, July 26, 2009

goodbye, cherry tree

Something is missing, right? This is the hill I walk up with Kiki every day, the one I used to call 'the hill with the cherry tree.' This beautiful tree, which stood stoic and magestic on the hilltop for almost a century, was uprooted in the most intense and destructive summer storm this little corner of the world has seen.

It was like a friend we greeted each morning, and in every season. It gave us pretty blossoms in spring, shade in summer, golden foliage in fall, and a landmark in winter.

It will be greatly missed.

Below, you'll see some pictures of this beautiful life-form when it was still alive and healthy. I've taken many, many photos of it since moving here. These are a few of my favorites.


  1. That is a tragedy. There is something so sad about trees dying...your pictures here also make it rather disturbing, like someone stepped on it or something....

  2. Oh, my God! This is so sad. Before reading I thought they've cut it down and said to myself 'how could they'. I guess we are truly, utterly helpless against nature's fury. We'd better play along with what was given to us.
    Well, hope you find a new landmark soon!

  3. Yiota, they already planted a tiny, new cherry sapling to take it's place, but it will take a very long time for it to be so large and beautiful.



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