Friday, November 19, 2010

An apple a day

There is something really special to me, about my little apple tree.
Not long before my Father went into hospital he had planted this new French apple tree in his garden. He had a wonderful garden and used to spend most of his days out there.
After Dad died and the house was sold, my Mother moved into the Rest Home.
We took the tree back to our place in a bucket with rich soil and replanted it and I hoped that with our poor soil and the lack of rain over Summer, that it would grow well.

Now I am not the green fingered sort like some of my friends, Celestina Marie, June and Maria Cecilia come to mind.
Alas I went out one day and all that was standing was some twiggy branches.
Had I killed off this lovely apple tree?
Well to my delight a few weeks later, I could see some tiny green leaves shooting forth and then a few days later the sweet white blossom.
Hopefully one day I will be able to go down and pick ripe, crisp and juicy apples from the tree.

Sending out wonderful wishes for a beautiful weekend to you all.


  1. So glad your little apple tree is sending out sweet green leaves. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Oh, Carolyn, how lovely! I KNOW you will be picking the most delicious apples soon from such a special tree :)


  3. What a lovely remembrance. I do hope the tree flourishes.

  4. I'm sure you'll be picking apples from your dear Dad's little tree very soon Carolyn. Have a lovely Waiheke w/end.
    Millie ^_

  5. I'm sure your little apple tree will flourish and you will be able to enjoy the most beautiful apple blossoms in the spring with their sweet perfume, followed by sweet crisp apples in the summer.
    A wonderful reminder of your Dear Dad.
    Dianne xx

  6. Carolyn, I'm sure your Dad is still looking after the apple tree and you will be enjoying beautiful apples from it in the future. I can't imagine what it's like to have no rain anymore haha. Wellington four seasons in one day!!

  7. Oh Carolyn, It's wonderful that you planted that tree into your garden as a reminicence of your Dad! I'll keep my fingers cross that you will be able to pick apples from it soon :-).

  8. i always adore such a lifestyle to grow some fruits in my own little garden. i'm living life in a city among all the chaotic scenario. i hope i could have such a simple life like it someday.



  9. It´s a lovely story, i hope your tree grows and become large. Every garden need a appletree.
    Wish you a nice weekend

  10. Hi sweet, your little tree, looks fresh,and so sweet,-it is a lovely living thing to have after your father.
    The chair is lovely standing there,too.
    Hugs, and happy friday,Dorthe

  11. Do glad it's growing again! My partner's parents have 2 apple trees and its wonderful to eat the fruit in the autumn!

  12. What a poignant story!!!!!!I hope you get to make apple pies in the not too didtant future!!!Maryanne xo

  13. What a sweet story Carolyn and that bloom is like a smile from your dad. I'm sure you will be blessed with many apples from that lovely tree. Have a great weekend! Jenn

  14. Lovely post Sweet Friend and I'm sure that you'll be enjoying the fruit of this special tree!

    Happy Weekend!


  15. It's so wonderful to have your own apple tree! It won't be long before you'll be able to enjoy fresh picked apples!
    Happy weekend to you, Carolyn!
    Jo :)

  16. That's sweet :) I'm sure you'll be picking out lovely apples from it soon!

  17. beautiful the chair in the garden! have a wonderful weekend :-)

    xoxo Haleigh @ BB

  18. Carolyn, May you have a great week-end! I am so thankful it's Friday and I will get some time to just sip a cup of coffee and smile!

    Hope your apple tree grows and grows.

  19. What a sweet story Carolyn! I so hope that it's plentiful for you, sweetie.

    Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

  20. Oh Carolyn that is so sweet...bless your little apple tree!
    Have a great weekend

  21. I'm glad to hear your apple tree is growing! I hope you are able to harvest lots of apples from it soon:).



  22. To have your own apple tree, these apples will be sooo delicious. They just need a little time now...
    I always tell my little ones 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away'. Loved reading your title today!
    Have a lovely weekend, Carolyn xxxx

  23. WHat a beautiful apple post!:-))) I can almost see your little apples tree with all the beautiful apples it can give you. I think aplle trees have a lot of charm, in Russian fairy tales they are always of a good, protective spirit. :-))) Have a wonderful weekend!

  24. I am so happy that your tree shows such pretty blossoms! Your daddys smile will make the tree strong!
    Warmest hugs, dear Carolyn,
    yours Traude

  25. Carolyn I can not speak about my feelings at this moment.
    My father died too and I understand perfectly.
    Your post is simply lovely.
    A wonderful reminder of your Dad. Thanks...

  26. I'll bet those apples will be the sweetest EVER! Enjoy your weekend my friend!


  27. I remember fondly all the fruit trees in our back yard growing up at Grandma's house that my Grandfather planted years ago.
    Pears, apples, peach, apricots, grapes and multitude
    Love and hugs
    Let us all live applely ever after
    Love Jeanne

  28. Such a beautiful tree. Yummy apples too. Its getting cold in the midwest(states) now. Snow anytime.

  29. I´m glad your apple tree is growing
    It wiil be a very special tree for you remmembering your father

  30. Apple blossoms! How wonderful! No doubt about it, that little tree is nourished with pure love.

  31. Oh, what a lovely idea! And every time you eat one you will think of him. Very sweet.

  32. Hi Carolyn,

    oh how wonderful!!!! I bet these apples are the tastiest little treats ever!!!!

    Happiness is all around isn't it!!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!!

  33. What a sweet story...I am sure you will be blessed with many many apples on that tree....each one being a gift from your sweet dad.

    Thank you for your sweet well wishes concerning my work is not fun but it will soon be over and I will be dancing with JOY. Your sweetness will help me get through it.

    Hugs xoxoxo

  34. Hi Carolyn...
    Lovely little pictures...the apples look delicious. I do hope that your little tree will grow to be a beautiful, fruit-bearing tree.

    Thank-you so very much for the previous post...

    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  35. I`m so happy for you!!:)I`m sure that soon you can taste a delicious apple from that very special tree!!

    Your post was so beautiful with photos and text! It was full of love! Thank you my friend sharing with us your beautiful memories!:)

    Happy week to you!


  36. Oh I hope so!What a blessing that would be. May your little tree continue to thrive and grow! Have a beautiful Sunday Carolyn!

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  39. Oh Carolyn,
    What a lovely reminder of your father...I know that soon you will be enjoying those wonderful apples.

    Hugs and Kisses,


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