Monday, June 3, 2019

Thinking about cherries -- and our trees

Studio cherries
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
About  week ago there were finally cherries for sale in
our local supermarket.  I love that fruit, and even
though they're being sold as sweet cherries, they
aren't.  They're a bit sour, like the wonderful
sour cherries we used to grow in our backyard.
Here's the thing, that cherry tree died of a bad fungus,
and apparently we cannot plant the same kind of
tree in the same spot.  It's a small yard, and there
are only two possible places to plant trees, one is
occupied at the moment.

I will investigate that further.  Because our apple
tree is also in trouble from a different fruit tree
plague, and we should take it down.  But
it continues to fight to survive, and the birds love it,
and I don't think I can take it out again this year.
It has leaves and blossoms and is not hurting any other tree.

Do you have these dilemmas in a small city yard?  The
good news?  The newly planted morning glories
are blooming.  It is the month of bloom.

Have a loving the nature you see day.


laura said...

I am sorry about the trouble you're having with your trees; I hope the apple will hold out!
I love cherries too--just bought some yesterday; maybe I'll steal your idea and try to paint them!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thank you for you kind concern. Let's call it sharing ideas. You can paint anything you want. I would love to
see your painting of cherries.

The apple tree is pretty badly damaged, but we'll see. It is valiant.


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