Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

The holidays have been a little squirrelly this year and but today we got the opportunity to pick out a tree. Here is a photo of Jilda doing her Vana White routine, showing off the tree.
We always opt for trees we can plant after Christmas. A stroll around our yard and you will see many of the Christmas trees we've planted through the years. A few of them didn't make it trough our brutal summers, but many of them did.  One of our first trees was a white pine that we planted in 1983 in our front yard. That small tree is now about 50 feet tall.
But we've also had hemlock, cedar, spruce, and a bunch of leyland pines.
I shot a picture of one of the leyland's a few years ago when we got an early December snow. I call it Snow Cyprus.
Our blog buddy and good friend Grandpappy painted a beautiful watercolor of this photograph and sent it to us.
Saturday, we'll put on Christmas music, unpack the ornaments, and decorate the tree. We'll have a little eggnog, eat some fruitcake, and bliss out in front of our tree.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


  1. Awwww it's lovely you plant up your Christmas trees!!! My Christmas tree (scottish spruce) was a foot long in a tub and now five years later is nearly 5 feet in a big big tub! LOL!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Take care

  2. Aww right! Thats what I would love to do. Plant a tree and take it in for a few days and then take it out till next year. I hate to see a dying tree.So much nicer when it can celebrate with you every year. ;)


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