“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors” (Richelle Goodrich).
With fall here bringing its magnificent change of leaf color, it is a good time to really stop, reflect and express our gratitude. Recently, we welcomed our nineteenth grandchild into our world. Rachel, the gal you all talk to on the phone, and our son Jesse were blessed with a baby boy, Stinson. Since his arrival earlier this month, Sandra and I have enjoyed the benefits of being the grandparents who live just down the road. We are very grateful to have nearly all of our grandchildren within ten miles and then two within a few hours.
We are thankful that the Lord has given us a good year at the nursery, keeping our stock growing and the bugs at bay. We are thankful for our relationship with you. You are the reason we head to the field each morning, spend hours checking drippers and hand pruning trees. We strive – and delight – to be able to provide you with quality trees. We love driving by your completed projects and seeing new growth on trees and how they complement the landscape. We are thankful for our great group of folks here at the nursery who keep all the home fires going, so to speak.
We look forward to Christmas and the New Year. December gives us an opportunity to go visit our son and his family in Mexico which we look forward to. We plan to close the Nursery on December 14th through January 14th to give our team a break and some time with their families. If you anticipate a need for trees between those dates we recommend that you pick up the trees needed before December 14th.
Happy Thanksgiving. We hope today finds you remembering the great blessings that God has given you and us all.
Everett & Sandra Wray
Flourishing purple color of the Crimson Sunset Maple Tree paired with a classically upright, rounded crown makes this maple tree the perfect fall foliage tree.
A dusty, barren landscape with no fresh water or shade is where the roughly 500 people of the islet of Kokota called home. For hundreds of years, the islanders lived off the land, harvesting trees and natural resources in order to survive, until the island was all but depleted.