A daily record of gratitude; from quilting to photography to a mix of technology, books, movies and the musings of life!

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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The Little Tree That Could - Dwarf Japanese Maple

About 15 years ago I purchased a twig of a tree from Walmart for a buck 99. It was as big as my middle finger, no more, no less. I nurtured that tree in a spot that previously held a large cherry tree that simply got way too big for its space. We had it removed once the branches were coming into the front door, along with bees and wasps that used the tree for "shelter" and apparently, our house too.

Fast forward to today, and a good pruning job this past fall, and this dwarf Japanese Maple is beautifully showing off it's deep purple leaves and all its glory. Last year, it was not looking so nice, and the "sucker branches" truly sucked the life out of this glorious tree. It's truly in that "perfect" spot, and since it's such a slow grower, will never get close enough to the front door; so no bees and no wasps to even think about trying to break into the house. Now that's a blessing for sure.



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