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Monday, 5 April 2010

The Judas Tree

This is the view I have from my office, or from the balcony, looking down towards the coast.

The beautifull pint tree, is, apparently a Judas Tree. A small sapling has appeared in our garden, but as it is so pretty I have decided to keep it. I will keep it trimmed to a low level, as the one in next door's garden is so tall, last year it blocked our view to the mountains (we managed to persuade Geordie to trim it for us).

It is called a Judas tree, as, after Judas betrayed Jesus to the romans, he hanged himself on one of these trees, and since then, at this time each year, the tree blushes with shame.

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