Tuesday, August 5, 2014


What if you went to the local Alco Discount Store in mid May

and rescued a little dinky apple tree
from the way too cold spring
planted it in a place that was far from ready for anything to be planted yet
it had only one little teensy blossom that should never survive
you planted it in your yard anyway because, well...what did you have to lose?
that blossom

turned into one apple
that was nearly as big as the little dinky tree

I don't know about ya'll
I would have to say that's not a dinky tree at all
instead, a pretty special little tree that not only produced the biggest fruit it could against all odds

and with that fruit, gave a certain amount of hope

of much more to come
that's not a dinky tree to me
and a very important lesson in the gifts that grow in us all


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Gina I would say hope along with your loving care helped it yield abundance to your adorable dinky tree. Lovely post.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love this sweet post...the dinky tree that stretched it's face to the sky and smiled.
xo, T.

Marissa said...

What a sweet post. Wishing you many apples and many pies and a room full of happy faces. see what a dinky tree will start?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW is that a huge metaphor for MY LIFE! Good glory, God shows us so many life lessons in nature! And one apple, that sounds like my life story. Hmmmmmm....Gina, thank you so much for your kind words and visit today! I wish you a lovely and endless midsummer day's dream...and a nice wedge of apple pie! XOXOXOX

Optimistic Existentialist said...

From tiny little apple tree to yummy apple pie...I love it :)

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Palavras gentis podem ser curtas e fáceis de falar, mas seus ecos são verdadeiramente infinitos.
(Madre Tereza de Calcutá)
Obrigada pela visita carinhosa!!!
Beijos Marie.

Fashion-isha said...

Gorgeous post! That pie looks amazing!

Heather - New House New Home said...

It looks like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree! And it has the same magical effect. Great rescue!!

Art by Karena said...

Gina I truly love this story and what it represents in life!

I got your message, please subscribe by email to my posts, that seems to be the best way to get updates at this time (and you can expect every week or so!)

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Mr Paul said...

I'm waiting for my slice of apple pie. Is it in the post?

StagerLinda said...

The Dinky Tree will thrive under your indulgent care. The recipe card reminds me of so many I have kept. I try to tell myself to type them in Word and keep them in a file. Wouldn't be the same thing. I bet the food would even taste different!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The dinky tree wanted to thank you for bringing it to your home, and rewarded you with a gift. I hope you make a special little pie with the apple.

Revi said...

I love this post! And I love that you saw the virtual metaphor in the dinky tree. :)