This is an unretouched, uncropped, unvarnished promise.
The promise of shade from the summer sun.
The promise of afternoons spent lying in the grass underneath wide branches.
The promise of leafy treetops and blossoms in the spring.
The promise of little grand baby faces crunching crisp, sweet fruit and Tanner tucking into his favorite dessert.
This is an apple tree.
It's the first fruit tree we've planted on our little farm and it won't be the last.
Because we are going to stay here the rest of our lives and make this place a place the kids and grand kids and their kids always treasure and yearn to return to.
Love from the farm,