Hard to Say Goodbye
I’ve realized that I now have one week to pack up my life if we are going to arrive in Austin on time. Never having achieved superhero status, I think I’ll have to concentrate my efforts on packing – not posting. If I can sneak in a post here and there I will, but just in case I can’t, here is an idea of what I will be doing for the next few weeks. (to those who have tagged me, don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten. Those posts are just a bit delayed 🙂 ).
I’ll be saying goodbye to the Meyer Lemon tree that we planted less than a year ago. See how it lovingly put out two lemons for me. I hope they’ll be ready to eat before I leave.
This is my little mango tree. It was uprooted twice to make room for large machinery during a construction project in the back yard. It was 1/2 the size when we planted it. Too bad we weren’t able to have any fruit before leaving. I’ll miss it.
This darling avacado tree is about 3 feet tall. It has the potential to become 30 feet tall. It’s already grown a foot. Hopefully we’ll meet again. It will be taller, and I’ll try not to get any older – good luck with that!
This is the chrysallis of a caterpillar that ate up all of my milkweed – notice the bare branches. Apparently his brother is a moocher. Good luck little butterfly within.
This toad lives under the milkweek plants. Would it be rude if I said I won’t miss him?
Here is the pineapple plant I planted. After eating a store bought pineapple I put the leafy top in water until it grew roots. Then I planted it. In a year or two we will have a fresh sweet pineapple. Rather, whoever lives here will have a pineapple. Think they’ll save me some?
Sun bromiliads are some of my favorite plants. They are very cheerful looking.
This is the tripple Chrismas palm we had planted and tied an orchid to its trunk.
Thanks for the lovely bloom, I’ll miss you too.
These are our yard birds – no pink flamingos even though this is Florida. Will I miss them? Naw, they’re coming with us!
To put things in a different perspective, this is the children when we moved into the house.
This is them now. After loading the birds there will be some room left in the moving van so I’m taking the kids too!
(blow a kiss image from here)