Baby Red relocates to Wake Forest, NC

CREPEMYRTLEOrgasmdeAugustoOne.  Two.  TREE!  Spring is coming to Wake Forest.

Written by Jennifer Kima –

Trees are an interesting thing.  They’re beautiful, lasting, and local.  When I say local, I mean everyone has local trees that they take for granted.  Take the Crepe Myrtle (some say Crape) for example.  I had never seen one of these until my first trip to the Raleigh area.  They fascinated me with their spindly branches shooting up in every direction bursting into a spray of white, purple or pink at the top.  Our tour guide at the time didn’t think much of them because he had always lived in North Carolina.  He grew up with crepe myrtles at his Wake Forest Home.  After living in Wake Forest for 7 years, I still have yet to take these beautiful trees for granted and feel lucky to have one in our front yard.

Sitting right underneath our Crepe Myrtle, however is a transplant.  In a little pot…waiting to be planted in our yard.  Much like the people that relocate to Wake Forest this tree has relocated.  A part of a tree from another area of the country where I grew up.  My parents brought a “cutting” down from our family home in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  A tree that I stood under for my band front picture in high school.  It was the tree in the background when my Dad took the picture of me in my first car as well as me in my wedding dress…..a beautiful Japanese Red Maple.  Now its’ offspring (let’s call him Baby Red) sits beneath our Crepe Myrtle just waiting for his permanent home in the ground here in Wake Forest.  My biggest concern is where to put Baby Red so that he will flourish for our own family to enjoy.

Even though Baby Red resides in a different zip code than his mother, I think he’s happy here.  How could he not be?  I can tell because he’s already sprouted little buds in anticipation of spring.  Something that doesn’t happen in his momma’s area of the country for another couple of weeks or even months.  Spring is my favorite time to live in Wake Forest.  The weather that most of the rest of the country is praying for…comes here first!

Now just waiting for the Red Robins and Cardinals (North Carolina’s state bird) to show up…..

Baby Red

About Peter Kima

When it comes to providing the utmost in personal service to his clients, Peter Kima is on the cutting edge. This family man's demanding work ethic was passed on from his parents. His mother, a first generation German-American forged a new life in a strange country. His father, who has not missed a day of work since 1972 led by example. Peter does not rest until he's done everything in his power to help you achieve your goals. As a husband and a father, his understanding the importance of a family's home is reflected in his every move. When Peter is not helping one of his clients he can be found volunteering his time running a charity Lobster Bingo event, cooking burgers at the Wake Forest Fire Station to benefit the children in the community, delivering dictionaries to every 3rd grade student in Wake county with the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club, collecting school supplies for the needy or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. His favorite pastime however is spending time with his wife Jennifer and their two sons, Cole (7) and Camden (4 going on 44!). Peter has resided in Germany, California, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oregon and Vermont. Having lived in North Carolina for over 10 years, Peter refers to North Carolina as home. Don't underestimate the value of Peter's moving experience. He and his team understand the rigors involved in making a family move. Rely on that experience to help you. When the time comes for your next move in and around Wake Forest, NC don't settle for ordinary! Count on Peter and his entire team to help you achieve...The Good Life.

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