Wednesday, October 31

The Itch with No End...

Do you get a mental itch?? Do you have trouble scratching that itch.??
Do you ever wish you could just reach into the past & scrub the lot away??

This is a -yes another- blurry pic of a shrub that our former DIL gave me as a gift.
I love the fact it is flourishing at the side of our house. Blushing unseen, you may say. Which our daughter-in-law tended to do. She is a gentle, wonderful person, & we miss her in our family, & still mourn her loss. We wish she was still part of our family. We bless the fact that she is still a friend to our son. Here is the new spring growth on our Christmas Shrub, as they call it. I dont know it's real name, but is has red bracts, around Xmas, & apparently almost died out, because people stole & ripped pieces off the natural bush shrubs, to decorate houses when the Yuletide season was upon this land.

This one is a huge tree we have in our side garden. I have no idea what it is. The leaves are so remiscent of Pohutukawa, I am always surprised when it has no blossom -ever. I do love the new bright lime coloured growth, & plead with the
Garden Vandal not to trim it back.

Here is the heavily wounded Tibouchina. I gave permission to the Garden Vandal, aka Gom, to trim this huge tree. I was assured it would recover, & become sturdy & thick of growth. I see these new shoots & feel so guilty- & relievd, to see it is actually regrowing.
After the initial carving, I thought it had died, & when I went to investigate, I cringed at the evident crying of the poor munted tree.
The sap wept in strips down the carved off trunks of the branches. the moss even wept alongside the poor wounded stumps.
It seems it will live, & probably flourish. I hope it does. I transplanted it from elsewhere.
Other itches are developing on my skin. 'Crapsticks' as AG would say. I have no idea what has caused them. Great red angry welts across my arm, leg, & torso. Gom does not have any. We share the same bed, the same food, the same furniture. I have not changed the shampoo, soap, or washing powder. I am at a loss to understand where this itch is coming from.
I have another skin appointment. Tomorrow.
We have our beloved little SG tomorrow, for most of the day. I am sure it will be fun, & very exhausting! He had his first taste of 'Big School' today. His mother said he was not impressed. Hopefully things will get better!




Bob Seger, You'll Accompn'y Me

15 comments:

joyce said...

I don't like to see trees pruned either but when you live on a smaller sized lot there is often no choice. Luckily, here we can let them grow as they wish.
Hopefully, your skin problems can be cleared up by a visit to your doctor.

ancient one said...

Hummm? Ever had shingles?

I did once and it was all on one side...

Oh, I loved seeing your pictures of your plants.

Thimbleanna said...

There's only one solution Meggie -- you're allergic to GOM. Sorry to joke about it -- I hope you get it cleared up soon!

Melinda said...

I'm the pruner at our house and I know so little about it that it frightens me. I'm afraid I'll trim too much, or too little or the frost might get the roots. What to do, what to do.

Joni said...

I haven't been here for a few days and so had to catch up. You are so hilarious that every day I smile about something you have wrote. Today reading the meme I had a dumb grin on my face through the whole post. Funny lady!

bluemountainsmary said...

good morning meggie - it is so nice to be back visiting with you again. I am glad the tibouchina is recovering as it is one of my favourite trees.

I have come home with similarly afflicted skin! bizarre!

Aunty Evil said...

Awww, I hope the Tibouchina recovers, I love those trees!

Isabelle said...

Love that bunny!

Mike said...

All of our vegetation is dying for the winter. Seems nice to come here and see yours flourishing.

h&b said...

Your unidentified non-flowering tree looks like a New Zealand Mirror Tree to me. I hate them :)

We had two here and I got rid of them both - very weedy.

I'm unsure of the 'technical' name though... very glossy leaves ( hence the 'mirror' name )

h&b said...

P.S. - still no pics of the Draceana ?!?

Lucy said...

Hope they find something to soothe your itches Meggie.
Your meme made me laugh!

Fairlie said...

Hope all went well with your skin appointment?

Jeanette said...

Hi Meggie.Hope your skin problem clears up quickly.
Maybe there a plant in the garden your allergic too..

sheoflittlebrain said...

Sometimes you can become alergic to a product you've used for a long time. Either it has been changed, or you've just developed an alergy to it..
Hope your rashy problem is soon solved..