March 24, 2009
Wandering outside on this beautiful sunny day I take time to visit our kiwi vine which is about 20 years old. All the branches are intertwined and overlapping and there is such a sense of history as I stand there.
All the rodents our dear jack russell has chased under here; and caught! Not every time though. The rubber tyres stored nearby and the kids playing with them when they were little. The cubby house attached to the vine and all the innocent sounds of children at play that came from there. The chickens and the roosters that used to perch themselves on the tyres and the logs underneath. They still do today.
However dear Rosie (jack russell) no longer chases rodents. We hope she is around to enjoy her sixteeth birthday next year. And I guess the only children playing under here again will be grandchildren. If I ever get so lucky. No pressure kids in case you are reading! Seriously, no pressure. Live your lives and do what you need to do to create your own history. And maybe plant a kiwi vine or a coffee tree or any tree that has a long life span. Your tree may remind you of many memories one day. Just like my kiwi vine today.