A Tree to Remember

1st of September,
Spring in Australia
thinks it’s summer.

Birthday tree,
sapling Norfolk Island Pine
begins the journey

to remember
my late mother,
treasure in my eyes.

Rain, wind, salt and heat
pray on hard scaly leaves,
majesty in growth.

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2013

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2014

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2015

mum's tree 2016

2016

Note: Mum passed away on the 3rd of October 2010 and I planted the Norfolk Island Pine in 2013 (yeah, bit slow off the mark, but it was just as well I waited until we were living on acreage because they get really big πŸ˜‰ )