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Task #24 Jade

Journaling: When Grandpa Byron Witzke (Chris’ grandpa) passed away in 1999 this jade plant came home with us after the funeral. I wish I knew who it was from, but knowing it was to honor Grandpa Byron makes it special. Through the years it has grown despite my lack of a green thumb. Many times its future has looked grim but it would rally back to our surprise. We usually put it outside in the spring/summer and brought it inside in the fall, and in 2011 we only got it into the garage where it sat for quite a while, void of sunlight and the warmer temps of indoor living. When it finally was brought in, it became more and more obvious that half of it was dead. The difference between the two sides became more apparent each day, and finally one day whole branches started falling off. We were reassured that it would be fine. Sure enough, we started to see little green evidence of life coming from the “dead” side of the plant after awhile!

 

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Wonderful photos -- I especially like the close-up where the focus is on the leaf and the background is slightly blurry. I love your journaling -- what a special plant that is! Great layout.

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What an interesting page. The plant looks like what we call a money tree. your close ups of the green shoots are excellent. Great page.

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There's something about the life of nature and plants that can become so meaningful to our lives. They flourish with love, care and time. Love your LO, photos and journaling. A special LO!

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What a special layout. Great "I Will Survive" message. I like all the different shades of green. Nice series of photos. Like the closeup shots.

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