I am testing myself. I am a person who tends to take on too much at times. I love to make things, fix things, grow things and do things. The last few years I have been challenging myself to slow down a bit. And ooooh, is it ever tricky for me. So...I am testing myself. When we moved here I found an apricot tree -a very sadly neglected but still living apricot tree - down the bank amidst some dead apricot trees and, what looks like, some plum trees. Here is my challenge - I am going to see if I can leave this tree well enough alone. No pruning. No mulching. Not even going to pick off the old mummies (even though I KNOW they are harbouring brown rot fungus which I used to oh so painstakingly pick off my old tree! Horrors!!). No, none of that. I am only going to enjoy whatever fruit it gives us just as I have enjoyed the beautiful blossoms it is giving us right now. So delicate and beautiful.
Now...why couldn't I have issued myself the same challenge for the wallpaper in the bedroom? That is definitely something that should have been left well enough alone.