Blazing Red Maple

One of the things I miss most about our old home is this ridiculously large and vibrantly colored Japanese Maple tree. Oh, and the swing that hung from its branches.

So many memories were made around this tree. It was a gift to our family for so many years. I’m glad the swing now hangs in our living room in Tennessee to remind me of all those memories.

Watching it change from season to season always reminded me of how life runs in cycles. I will miss watching it grow old with me and the family. I am thankful that the last fall at 1229 Juniper Drive was one of the most beautiful ever for that giant tree.

For everything there is a season, and a time for every [a]purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

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