Wednesday, March 8, 2017
I came across this mimosa tree on my walk to work yesterday morning. I've seen several of them in bloom around town, but this one may be the most vibrant.
When I was a young teenager, I went through a period when I was very into plants. Once, on a family trip to my grandmother's house in Maryland, I dug up a baby mimosa tree just an inch or two high. I think I took it from her yard, but I can't really remember. I put it in a pot and when we drove back to Florida, I brought it with us. It rode on the floor of the back seat, and I remember being very concerned about its well-being during the trip. When we got home to Florida, I planted it in the front yard. Of course, it promptly died.
So it goes, to quote Kurt Vonnegut.
I never got any takers on Freecycle for our free glass-topped coffee table. Instead I just got a bunch of people who pretended to be interested in order to fish for my e-mail address. Annoying! I'm going to list it one more time, and then it goes out with the trash. (Remember, it's not even really ours -- it belonged to the previous tenants of this flat.) Since I first listed it, I've cleaned it up, brought it indoors and taken a better picture. I also tried to buy the proper bolts to put it together, thinking that if it were assembled it would interest people more, but Homebase didn't carry them and I'm not going to invest a lot of effort in finding the right size just to give them away. At least I can advise whoever takes it (if anyone takes it) what size to get. I would think the tabletop alone would be worth something -- it's big and undamaged and it weighs a ton. We'll see!