simple is beautiful

Our Little Boy's Tree

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

     This tree is eleven years old.  How do I know?  We planted it the year that our youngest son was born, 1998 to be exact.  I read somewhere that you should plant a tree to honor a child when he/she is born, so we did.  

     At first, we weren't sure if we would be here to enjoy it, thinking that we might one day decide to move.  It looks like we will be here for years to come so I am really glad that we planted this tree.

    Eleven years ago this Yoshino Cherry  was only about 3-4 feet tall, and you can see how it has grown.  I love the bark and the branch structure.  My only wish is that the blooms lasted longer.  To learn more about Yoshinos go here.


    1. That tree and your photos are gorgeous. We had one of those and some kind of worms killed it.

    2. Oh, this is the prettiest tree. I think that's a great tradition, planting a tree when a child is born. My Mom and I like to plant a tree every Mother's Day but we are running out of room. I think I need one of thse Yoshino Cherry trees. Beautiful.

    3. Well Kim, surely worms won't kill a little tree that is planted for a child, LOL. At least I hope not.

    4. What a beautiful way to honor the birth of your son! I love the bark of cherry trees too, and your pictures are beautiful! Thanks also for another sneak peek at the exterior of your house...I love it!

      Kat :)

    5. Besides the tree being absolutely breathtaking in all it's gorgeousness, it is such a sweet gesture. I'm having one of those why didn't I think of that moments..

    6. Dreams of perfection, that is how I feel about not planting a tree for our older son. Wish I had known.

    7. A very pretty tree with so many pretty blooms. That is a wonderful way to to have a lasting memory of the specail birth of your son. Very nice post.

    8. This is a beautiful cherry tree. We need a new tree for the corner of our house, this would look so pretty.
      What fun for your son to track how much his tree grows each year!

    9. What a great post. I love that you planted a tree when your son was born, what a wonderful tradition. Thanks for sharing.
      Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    10. There's nothing like a tree you planted -- even if you move on -- you can always go back, see your tree and remember planting it. And what a special reason -- the birth of your child!

    11. The trees and the blooms are stunning. I think the thought to plant one for your child is a lovely idea.

      This is a GORGEOUS blog!

      Thank you

    12. What a great idea! I wish I had done that! Hope your having a great week! xoxo

    13. That is one gorgeous tree! Looks like clouds or cotton. I would love to get a hold of a tree like that to plant in my front yard. But we probably have a different zone here in San Diego.

    14. What a beautiful tree! My cousin planted trees when each of her children were born. I think it is a great idea.

      ~ Tracy

    15. What a lovely tree and home.

      I love the idea of planting a tree with every child. What a simple gift that will be beautiful for years to come.

      If you get a change to join us on Friday~~Finding Beauty I would love for you to share your Beauty! Its lovely.

      If you get a chance would love for you to stop by and say hi.

      TTFN Claudia ♥ ♥

    16. That tree is a beauty. Love the blossoms too. The first picture is my favorite, so sharp and those colors together... perfect, just perfect!
      I became your newest follower so now I don't have to miss any future posts...

      Have a happy day! xo

    17. What a great post! Your son's tree is beautiful! I'm a fan of the flowering cherry trees.
      This is another "kindred" moment! We planted an evergreen to remember our precious Morgan. Then we planted a Maple for our oldest son Max and last year I planted ???? for Miles. Uh-oh, I guess I better get busy planting, he'll be one on this coming Wednesday. Have a good weekend!


    18. Enjoy those blooms, albeit short lived but everlasting each and every year! What a lovely home. Love to illustrate it for you!

    19. We planted trees for each of our young'uns, too. The redbud planted for our baby (now 16) isn't doing very well... and I sooo hope it hangs on. Your tree is absolutely delightful! ...and full of charm! I hope those mean worms leave it alone. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to the same! until later...

    20. What a beautiful tree, and a very lovely thing to do to commemorate the birth of your son. ::Jill

    21. That is a precious idea to do for the birth of a child. The tree is beautiful.


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