I have space to move it to if I move a rose bush that hasn't done so well at the other end of the line of trees. I decided I will swap the tree to this place. Not sure how I will use the Rose, perhaps try planting it where I am moving the tree from.
The other consideration is that I need a very easily accessed wood and coal store. I am going to talk with our builder and ask him if he can make me a mediterranian style woodshed to look nice with the garden, and then use the rose to ramble over it.
Sometimes even though a lot of planning and hope goes into a garden design, the final place of each plant sometimes has to be modified, as the conditions it is experiencing in that place means it does not flourish.
I think this is a lot like people. I suppose it was easier when we were nomadic, and could just uproot and move if the grass ran out, or the weather got colder. It seems as though there has always been variations in temperature through the ages.
I was reminded of a verse in Jeremiah recently. That God's promise would stand about Israel unless mankind could search the heavens or fathom the deep. Something like that anyway.
Just musing about the intricacies of the news today. It seems so much has changed overnight.
The bizarre thing was a couple of days ago I was in our orchard. I swear there were two whole trees missing from a bank. Huge Chesnut trees. I remember them, and how much mess they made.
Now they are gone and there is a view across the field. I asked my Husband if he noticed a change, he said no.. it has always been like that. Sometimes I do have to take a deep breath and check my mental pulse. How could trees go missing? How did the seeds not sprout for them? Still, makes no difference. They aren't there now. The good part I suppose is that they didn't come down in the orchard. They would have destroyed two old reine de reignette apple trees which give us fantastic fruit.
I could ask myself which would I have preferred, all the trees for firewood, or lose the two chesnut trees which didn't give fruit we ate, and keep the two trees that are very valuable for us for years to come.
These days I just get on with what I have, and am thankful that the two apple trees are still standing!
This is how God changes my reality. Thankfully not too often as it would definitely send me crackers!
I am constantly reminded how God is in control of everything. I can see the pattern of it.
I hope you discover how amazing God is. I just get the feeling he has decided to limit us on our internet addiction for a while. Sort out some problems and get with the recycling for energy.
Unbelievable that Trump would consider drilling in the oceans. Still, if the greens in the USA don't get that off the agenda pdq, and Trump sells out the rights to drilling,.. say no more.
Have a year ahead to reset our values I think. Hope it's a great one for you!