STORY OF A TREE.

We are living in our house for 40 years now and at the beginning there was nothing in the garden apart from rubble and weeds. So we wanted to have some tree’s and shrubs in the back of the garden. One day my husband came home from work with a small seedling he found at the land that surrounded the company he worked for, he just pulled it out of the ground and planted it at the back of our garden. It was just really tiny and we didn’t have much hope this little thing would be come a huge tree. But it was brave and survived many difficulties, one of them being my crazy footballing sons. Now it is a huge tree, really huge and gives shade and harbours birds and squirrels and insects. It turned out to be a European oak tree, their leafs are tiny unlike the ones of the American oak tree and they are not as colourfull as the American oak tree but a few days ago the sun was shining and the leafs looked stunning against the blue sky so I took some pictures.

OUR EUROPEAN OAK TREE IS JUST TOO BIG TO PHOTOGRAPH IN ONE PIECE, THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE BRANCHES
HERE YOU HAVE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LEAFS

He is always the last tree in the garden to get new leafs in Spring and he is always the last to loose them in Autumn.

In Belgium there is a law that says you can’t remove a European oak tree, not even when you want to build a house on the space the tree is situated. They can get very old.

I hope you’ll have a great weekend. Take care and keep safe !

STILL FLOWERING TODAY

It is November and there are still flowers in the garden, even after a few night frosts. But most of the garden looks tatty. It is Autumn ofcourse !

A PRETTY LITTLE FUCHSIA
ROSA GUIRLANDE D’AMOUR
UNBELIEVABLE BUT TRUE; A PRIMULA THAT NORMALLY BLOOMS IN EARLY SPRING
JAPANESE ANEMONE
YELLOW BEGONIA
A BIG FUCHSIA magellanica BUSH
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST ; THE BUD OF A BIG SUNFLOWER

At the moment we have beautiful sunny soft days and frosty nights. As soon as the sun goes down it is cold. We are in a second full lockdown at the moment.

I hope you are all well and happy. Keep safe.

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