What, in this frigid landscape am I referring to you may wonder. Our Christmas tree, that’s what!
Yes, I sheepishly admit that our tree is still up and decorated. I don’t generally leave it up this long but it’s growing! It has loads of cute little pine cones sprouting from the branches. We don’t remember ever seeing this phenomenon before with past trees. I’ve been reluctant to condemn it to death, but this week it will be undecorated and out of the house, by hook or by crook! It looks so pretty, but is becoming an embarrassment to me. I have to let go and move on!
Don’t you just hate packing up all the decorations when the season is done? Obviously, I do. It’s a long job putting them out, but at least the results are pleasing. Putting them away is just a long boring job. On the bright side, we’ll have different décor to look at. It’ll be the same old stuff we had before Christmas but maybe I’ll be inspired to do something imaginative after visiting all those wonderful blogs!
Our lively little tree will have the branches cut off to be used as mulch for some perennials, and then will go onto the compost heap in spring, so it won’t go to waste.
I wish I had a digital camera so that I could post a photo of the little pine cones for you. I did take a couple of pics with my faithful little Vivitar, so you may see a picture eventually. A digital camera is on our wish list. I think it’s time to go shopping for one, so if anyone has any helpful suggestions as to which one to purchase, please feel free to offer your advise. We’ve thought of a bigger one that will accommodate our 300mm telephoto lens (which we use on our dear old Cannon camera) but have just about decided that a smaller one would be handier for carrying around. I guess we should start small and then get bigger later if we want to.
By the way, the sun is shining gloriously on the snow and the temperatures have risen quite a bit. Much prettier outside today!
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