Day 112 – April 22, 2019
This is a concept that I knew I wanted to do at some point and with it almost being the anniversary of the first shot, it felt appropriate. Plus, I wanted to make sure I caught all the colors else I would have had to wait another year, and somehow I do not think that would have happened. The above sequence is a week of change for my “dwarf” weeping cherry tree. During my foray into arboring, I actually planted this one myself about 14 years ago. According to the arborist, it wasn’t suppose to grow nearly that big. The electric company had come through and cut down trees that were a danger to the power lines and gave us a free tree voucher for every tree they had to cut down. I ended up with 4 vouchers, which didn’t bother me at all, so I got to have my pick of “qualifying” trees. A qualifying tree was one that could be planted within a certain distance of a power line and not reach. I am not sure what it is, but that certainly wasn’t the case of my cherry.
I am going to be a little terse with this description, I was really happy to find a shot of the tree from each of the seasons of the past year. I simply love the changes the tree goes through. It also harbors some fond memories, like when the kids would actually disconnect from the electronic world and play outside. They would use the tree’s canopy as a fort or as a base for tag or another game. Now if only I can figure out how to keep the bagworms off.