August 17, 2009 11:18 AM

Saying Good Bye to Our Tree

After Cadin and I were married in April 2007, we came home to NYC with a bottle of holy water from the ceremony. Normally we would have watered a tree at home with the water, but living in a 3rd story walk-up in Brooklyn, we didn’t have a tree to water. Eventually we chose a beautiful sycamore in Central Park as ‘our’ tree and fed it water from our wedding ceremony.

Yesterday we went to Central Park to bid farewell to our tree. Unfortunately the tree and the area around it was undergoing renovation so we could only get as close as the rocks by the Lady Pavillion. In the picture, our tree is in the background, behind the shrub.

We also took along a little of our wedding tobacco and cornmeal mixture and blew thank-yous and poured libations through the fence for the the tree. Someone caught a bass in the pond while we were eating our picnic. The turtles came to say hello and goodbye. There was a heron (or some other large bird) fishing on a log near the edge of the pond. And fireflies! I feel like NYC was blessing our departure :)

our wedding tree
Good Bye NYC Wedding Tree!

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