Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Boss Revealed

I am Caution's hybrid Japanese Cherry Something Something else tree.  See the graft scar from some would-be botanist or dendrologist or arborist a generation ago?

Forget Hollywood and its created beauty. Around here for two days every May, I am the center of the universe.

I am gorgeous.

I am fragrant.

I am worth the 363 day wait to see.

My owners try to take my picture.  They focus conversation on my beauty.  Then they all grab tissues.  I  pretend it is because they are moved by my beauty and ignore their complaints about pollens and such.

And then, all too quickly, I'm done.  

Exhausted, I drop my petals and decorate for these people.  Of course, it's not quite enough to compensate for their decorating choices, but I do my best.

I roll my tree eyes as Checkered repeatedly clears certain filters of my detritus,     

and I smile inwardly as he relaxes thinking the worst is over.

You see, it's just a matter of weeks until the cherries come out and I invite every bird in the state of Michigan to come for the feast.  It will be such fun to hear my people step on the pits and yell about their tender feet and grumble about the way the birds decorate the furniture.

I am Caution's hybrid Japanese Cherry Something Something else tree, and I seriously own this family.


Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I love this!!!!
I think you should give the tree MORE hugs and then perhaps it will REALLY know it is loved.

Cranberry Morning said...

What a tree! I love the 'something something else'!! Can you use those cherries? Although I'm not sure I'd want to pit hundreds of cherries to make a pie.

Thanks for the compliment about grandparenting. I'm not sure we're all that wonderful, but we do love having the kids here. :-)

claudia said...

Too cute! But I bet you aren't saying that as you clean up the "decorations".

jojo said...

ahhh, your something something tree is just gorgeous, pits and all..;j

Mental P Mama said...

Those kind of bosses are the best. Silent;)

Grandma J said...

Iwant a bossy tree just like yours.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Are those sour cherries? Oh yum!! They make fantastic pies. And jelly, and cookies and cake....

imbeingheldhostage said...

BEST post ever! I love when trees really say what they mean.