This flowering cherry tree was planted just yesterday. The cottonwood stump looming in the background was cut down on 12 February. Wouldn’t it be a little intimidating to stand next to that reminder of greatness? Doesn’t it seem like a harbinger of doom? Fortunately, they plan to remove the stump soon.
I continue to mourn the loss of that big tree and feel sad for the displaced birds and squirrels. How long will it take for the leaves of that flowering cherry to rustle in the breeze and sing me back to sleep when I awaken in the night?
Still, it’s a welcome addition to the ‘hood…now GROW!