OK, now is the time to show off (yes, I know I didn’t do anything). This is it. This is what I was hoping for, this is my minute of exaltation.
I wish I knew how to take a proper photo, one that would actually show this tree’s incredible colours.
It doesn’t matter now that I am a grumpy bore and a bad mother (forever losing my temper for nothing). I am the lucky companion of this Japanese maple and it makes me very happy.
(I am not even envious of the neighbour’s silver birch, with its green and yellow leaves and wonderful bark which calls the hand).