My tree

In May 2015 I cut a small branch from a beautiful fruit tree I saw in a neighbour’s garden. Its fruits reminded me of my grandma and the way she used to cut them into halves and dispose them into some hot leavened bread for our breakfast. I put the branch in a plastic bottle half full of compost. I watered, just enough. I moved it to a sunny corner of my balcony. I patiently waited for the first tiny roots to become visible through the transparent plastic of the bottle, then I moved it to a larger pot. In November, all its leaves had fallen and I decided to try and move it to a friend’s garden. It’s the right time of the year for this, they say… Now the winter really seems to be over and guess what? The small branch seems to enjoy itself in his new ground, a few tiny leaves have started to bloom. I am a city guy and this is the first time that I plant a tree. The thought of it growing up, giving fruits and also surviving me makes me feel hopeful and moved. Let me introduce to you my baby beautiful fig tree😊


(Sorry for the lack of focus, I tried ten times but this is the best I could do 😞)

14 thoughts on “My tree

  1. feralc4t March 28, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    I am really lucky with plants, if you think killing them is lucky.. 😦

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  2. Sabiscuit March 29, 2016 / 12:20 am

    There’s a time to put down new roots and start over. Best wishes for your new journey. I am sure a fresh start will suit you.

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    • HeavyCloud March 29, 2016 / 7:59 am

      Yes, it really feels like a good metaphor of what’s going on in my life. Thank you for the wishes, have a beautiful day ❀

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  3. calensariel March 29, 2016 / 7:28 am

    LOVE this, HC!!! We had two saplings from our big Norway Maple in the front yard (his name is Mapleon, btw, he’s the Ent that watches over my morning room πŸ˜€ ) that took root in our flower bed. We let them grow for three years then dug them up and planted ’em out back. They’re pert near as big as Mapleon now and practically cover our entire backyard. That was such a rush!!!

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    • HeavyCloud March 29, 2016 / 8:01 am

      Oh Calen, do you think that I could have my own fig Ent? It would be amazing! πŸ™‚ Hugs, HC

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        • HeavyCloud March 29, 2016 / 6:45 pm

          Figwise of Orens sounds good to me. The village of St. Orens is where it comes from… 😊

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  4. YesterdayAfter March 29, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Congratulations for your baby fig tree and when comes the time it will make beautiful fruits πŸ˜‰

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