Tuesday, September 01, 2009

apple tree

A few weeks ago we arrived home from a weekend away. I stepped into the bathroom and spotted something in the bottom of the sink. At first I sighed, thinking that another bug had crawled up the drain for me to take care of. But then I stooped close to take a look, and I saw that it was a little apple seed. I carefully picked it up, and then along came with it, pulled and pulled from way down the drain, a little apple sprout!

I am enamored with this little apple tree. To me it is pretty amazing, that its little seed was somehow dropped in our bathroom sink, and just before the very weekend that we would be away. Three days there gave it just enough alone time, darkness, and dampness to sprout and grow. Any other time and I suppose that it would have simply been washed away.

So I have planted the little apple tree carefully alongside one of my succulents and they sit together in the window sill. And everyday it is growing a little bit more.

Of course, while I was taking some photos of the little tree, Elliot the had to run over and plop himself down right into my shot. So darn nosy! And as always, hoping for some love!

elliot and the little tree by you.

18 comments:

mrs.adrienneK said...

oh how neat!!!!

katevp-a said...

such a nice little tale... from the darkness sprouts life!

Polly R said...

That is an adorable little story. How amazing if it makes it to be a big tree and grows apples. Wow. xx

Mandie said...

Oh! I am in love with this little baby tree too...what determination, it was holding on, just fighting for its life :) I am so glad that you saved it!

lotta said...

so sweet - I hope it toughs it out and make it until spring.

Sweet Em said...

You would get along with my husband...budding arborist he is. Right now we are nurturing a grapefruit tree from a sprout he found inside a grapefruit. Though, since we live in New England it is really doomed...

flowerpress said...

You have the cutest cats :-) And I love your little apple tree.

Leanda said...

Cute story :)

iva yaneva said...

this is unbelievable:) what a great story!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

this story hits close to my heart as i once discovered a sprouted seed in a grapefruit i was eating. i planted it and it grew very well (until i neglected to water it). Elliot is so funny- my kitties do the same thing when i'm taking photos!

Annie said...

How exciting to be able to watch it grow!

Elise said...

Hello, I absolutely adore your site and I just had to leave a note for you to say so !

Your posts are interesting, creative and original, and your pictures are great too.

Perfection !

Thank you for sharing them all and best wishes... Happy September

Maribeth said...

Lovely story. My daughter plants all kinds of seeds and pits from food we have eaten - avocado, apple, cherries, and the like. Some have grown, some haven't, but we all like to imagine what might develop.
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I've been enjoying your calm, inspiring blog. Thank you.

Jasmine Mirra said...

so very sweet!

Little details like that, I find, give the spark to the every day life!

I understand your love for that little sprout.
I'm a lot in details these days!

Thanks for sharing yours!

Dawn said...

this is the coolest thing i have heard in a long time...

kate said...

that's amazing! what neat little story.

22heures22 said...

how a sweet story! I'm not surprise from you, your daughter and cat pictures are from the same mind!
I love your spirit.

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