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9.7.15

TRAGIC APPLE TREES (悲劇のリンゴの木)



We had no words when we saw the tragedy fallen upon the apple trees.


(リンゴの木に降りかかった悲劇を見て言葉を失いました。)

We preesented an apple tree to the next-door neighbour family two years ago.  They are a young couple and  two little children.  The tree born flowers in last April for the first time, and many apples have been growing these days.  I thought that a little boy would be pleased when he'd harvest apples by himself in autumn.


(2年前にお隣のうちにリンゴの木をプレゼントしました。若いご夫婦と小さなお子さんが二人のおうちです。今年四月に初めて花をつけ、たくさんのリンゴが大きく成長してきていました。秋には坊やが自分でちぎって喜んでくれるだろうと思っていました。)

At the end of May
(5月末)

In the middle of June
(6月中旬)

In the middle of June

In the middle of June



When we took a walk in our neighbourhood as usual and came back to our kitchen garden on Tuesday morning, we found the apple tree was pulled out and torn in pieces.  We were so sad, and we realized that some wild boars had done it.  Espalier apple trees were also damaged.  Some branches were broken and a hole was made.


(火曜日の朝、いつものようにご近所を散歩してポタジェに戻ってきたときに、そのリンゴの木が引き抜かれて枝も粉々にちぎられているのを見つけました。とても悲しくて、イノシシの仕業だとすぐにわかりました。エスパリエ仕立てのリンゴもやられていました。枝が折られて、垣根に穴があいていました。)



A 'hole' was made by breaking a espalier branch.  


We made a fence. in a hurry, by using welded wire fabrics in order to protect the espalier for the time being.  


(さしあたりリンゴの垣根を保護するために、急いで溶接金網を使ってフェンスを作りました。)



It was a sad day last Tuesday, however, Marple and the young man next door replanted the tree with some roots wishing for its survival.  I do really wish the tree revives.


(悲しい火曜でしたが、家内とお隣の若いお父さんは少し根が残ったその木が生き残ることを祈って植えなおしていました。本当に蘇ってほしいとおもいます。)




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4 comments:

  1. Dear Poirot
    It is heartbreaking when something like that happens. One of my roses was crashed into by a tree branch many years ago and the main stem was split. I tied the pieces back together and bound the stem with twine and it has repaired itself and has grown strongly. I hope that your apple tree also recovers and grows again.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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    1. Dear Ellie
      Thank you for your encouraging comment.

      Sometimes something we can't foresee happens.
      We should change the focus in a positive way.

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  2. That is so sad, Poirot. Those boar sound truly destructive.

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    1. Thank your for your comment.
      Boars are really threat to us.

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