Time again to mooch around the biggest blog hop of desks via Julia at the Stamping Ground. The weekly weakness of the nosey people of the world.
I think you've become quite used to my clear and tidy desk, so today is a rapid change due to a major event in our garden. Things have hastily been dumped on my table, taken off the wall and covers thrown over everything. Why, oh, why?
This mess was made in minutes to protect my stash from the Tree Surgeons as they came to treat our beautiful old apple tree, as access to the front from the garden is through my workroom, then through the garage.
This tree that has given such wonderful service during the 36 years we have lived here, and who knows how many years before we arrived.
It has blossomed fragrantly each year...
provided plentiful fruit for us, for our family, friends, neighbours, even for the birds, and so much joy for us all....
Now it looked so sad with it's withered branches and we dearly hoped it might be saved but it had gone too far...
so sadly it is no more a part of our lives and I wept to see it come down. I never imagined that I would cry for a tree, but I did, and I wished that all my family could have been together to see it once more before the final cut.
Just a couple of pies and a few boxes of stewed apples still in the freezer to remember it by and lots of photographs through the years but I have kept a log as a souvenir.