A gardener friend of ours calls these trees “Frenchy’s trees”. That has nothing to do with the French, but refers to everyone’s favourite second hand store – Guys Frenchy’s. He says those trees are ‘good for nothing’. There have, in the past, been many wonderful second hand bargains to be had in the Frenchy’s store in days pre Covid, when there was a certain prosperity for some south of our border. Those rich people bought expensive clothes with designer names and wore them a few times. Then they gave them to charity, or so we were led to believe, as they got tax relief on the value of the clothing they donated. Being well heeled, they needed tax relief. We Frenchy’s shoppers were able to dress as well as the rich, in clothes that were barely worn, paying a few dollars for clothes that cost hundreds new – and US$ to boot. Now, though, it seems that there is not the same incentive to give away their barely worn party frocks and designer jeans in support of whatever charity or perhaps they are wearing their clothes for longer in an effort to reduce waste. That is a good thing, though disappointing for us who are still wearing the beautiful clothes they discarded years ago. We can’t any longer find any decent second hand clothes that don’t look as if they are already ready to be thrown out. Even though it isn’t a tree of great value, it does have beautiful flowers, I think. They are almost like fancy tassels you might find on a party dress, or a lovely tasseled pendant. Enjoy your day, my friends and make the most of whatever you find that brings you joy this day. A Flower a Day #230
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