Bob had a Gerry Garcia tie that he often wore,back in the days that he actually wore a suit and tie. Once we got to Venice, he wore a suit twice a year. For services, it was a sport jacket and slacks. But that's not what
I'm getting at. Today, I brought a pile of books to Goodwill and, of course, while I was there, I had to go into the store. In the men's section, ( I have to touch everything before I leave. It's a family
thing .) I found a beautiful silk, hand stitched tie. Really colorful. Yellow,red, some black for outlining, a little off white. I am looking at it and I now see even more colors. I love it.It was priced
more than I would spend for an impulse buy, but I got it anyway. I just decided that the cage around Bob's tree needs a tie attached to it. So that is what I will do.If you can tie a yellow ribbon around an old oak tree, you can certainly tie a colorful tie
around a growing apple tree.