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.

3 comments:

  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....

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  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!

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  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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