Prior to Amputation
grown from a barren branch gift from Italy 32 years ago.
Planted the single barren scion filled with promise, in 1980, from a friend's grandfather's tree.
(Adjacent orange tree on left (next to a grapefruit tree), Joy planted 33 years ago for daughter's birthday.)
|Horizontal heavy fig tree trunk|
|Figs from Garden of Joy shared at Lev Eisha luncheon Kiddush|
|Fig tree's 2 trunks upright|
|Fig tree 1 of 2 trunks horizontal|
|Fig tree top after lower large branches were removed.|
And before full top amputation.
|Fig tree's 2nd Generation 2011|
In 4th year I ate the fruit of the baby fig tree
and it was delicious.
2013 Tu B'Shvat branches from this tree.
This tree I planted on slope for the animals.
|Figtree's Cafe collage © Joy Krauthammer|
|Fig tree collage © Joy Krauthammer|
week of Tu B'Shvat, and communicates in song with nearby Mockingbird.
(I feel that this tiny bird is honoring / healing Mama Fig Tree.)