I was out cycling the other day when I got distracted by a rogue wasp.
I’m my attempts to swat the pest away, I failed to notice the tree right in front of me.
Before I could take any evasive action I hit the tree head on.
The collision was fierce enough to knock every leaf from every branch on the tree.
As I picked myself up off the floor I noticed a sign…..the sign read….
‘Here stands the Gofer Tree, the gofer tree only produces leaves once a generation and this is the last known Gofer tree left in the world’
I couldn’t believe my bad luck, I was in shock I didn’t know what to do! So I picked up my bike and just ran….
For the rest of that day and all through the night I worried, what had I done!
So the following day I returned to the tree, head lowered and covered with a hoodie so not to be seen.
But as I approached I couldn’t believe my eyes, the tree, the Gofer tree that only produces leaves one in a generation, the one I ploughed in to…..was one again in full bloom.
It was such a relief….
© C Webber 2017