Love Blossoms
Monday, February 16, 2009




Jonathan got me a tree for Valentine's Day!

Who would have thought this Oklahoma girl, raised where trees are disposable enough to cut down at will to be burned up as firewood, would be so excited about a 6 foot tree with a 2 inch diameter?

Well, live in a new development in West Texas and you'll understand. Trees are a rare and precious commodity around here.

I tried to think of an overly sappy Hallmark-ish sentiment about how it's a gift that reflects how the roots of our love go deep...or how as we watch our tree grow and blossom we will watch our children grow and blossom...but I got nothin'. And if you've met me even once you would know any such sentiment would be spoken with more than a hint of sarcasm.


It was a gift accompanied with some light manual labor on the part of the giver:





If only tumbleweeds were desirable landscaping decor. We would be the envy of all our friends.

This monster we found blown up against the side of the house was nearly 5 ft tall:


I was so thrilled with my little tree, that Jonathan went and bought me another one on Sunday. This one is nearly 8 ft tall and at least 3 inches thick. A mere stick by Oklahoma standards, but by the standards of our once barren backyard, this little guy is like a Giant Sequoia.


One day, many, many days from now, they will ideally look something like this:

They are blossoming pear trees (not the fruit variety) and look like this in the Spring:


Say a little prayer that our little trees can withstand the rigors of sharing a backyard with two very rowdy little boys.

Edit: Check out these great one liners suggested by my good friend Kelly:

"Will you "tree" my Valentine?"

"I will always love you - even through "stick" and thin."

"Our love doesn't blow around like the tumbleweeds, it is rooted, strong and grows larger every year."

And finally (if he would have given you three trees instead of two) - "A "tree" for each of our "tree" children." (lame, I know)


Ha!






3 Comments:
Blogger Kelly had this to say:

Those are great! And they will grow fast too. We planted our little tree in our backyard about 3 years ago and it has already grown into a pretty impressive size.

Okay, here goes for my "sappy" hallmark sentiments that could go along with your gift:

"Will you "tree" my Valentine?"

"I will always love you - even through "stick" and thin."

"Our love doesn't blow around like the tumbleweeds, it is rooted, strong and grows larger every year."

And finally (if he would have given you three trees instead of two) - "A "tree" for each of our "tree" children." (lame, I know)

Ha!

February 16, 2009 at 12:57 PM 


Blogger Gombojav Tribe had this to say:

Jonathon's little supervisers are sure cute! :-)

February 16, 2009 at 11:22 PM 


Blogger Jesse had this to say:

Is your grass brown because it is dormant?

Just wondering
Jesse

February 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM 


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