The Proverbials

paper birch trees planted

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago

paper birch tree tubes

The second best time is now*

silver birch in tree tubes

The ridiculously oversized tree tubes will hopefully protect our twiglets from the attentions of the coos.

Mark this one down as ‘lighting a candle’, but in tree form.

Tomorrow, as part of Back on my Bike‘s plan to reach every cyclist in Scotland with the Walk Cycle Vote message, I shall be heading up to Inverness. If I ever get that song out of my head, I might be able to report back sensibly.

I wouldn’t count on it though

* Although technically, that’s the third best time, as the second best time would have been on our actual 25th wedding anniversary, which was two months ago, that being what the trees were supposed to be commemorating, but you know, it takes me a while to get around to these things**

** indeed, it might even be the fourth best time, given that we should really have waited a whole year before deciding where to put the trees, but what can I say, nobody celebrates their 26th wedding anniversary …

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4 Responses to The Proverbials

  1. carolee says:

    Can I ask what a “Coo” is?

  2. disgruntled says:

    Sorry! Scots for ‘cow’

  3. john gibson says:

    our actual 25th wedding anniversary.
    Looking at you, you must have married at about 15.
    John

  4. […] of our wedding anniversary twiglets had been blown over, although it was possible to resurrect it as it had only bent, not […]

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