Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Before and After

We got our Christmas tree on Monday the 3rd of December, that's late for me, I usually can't go pass the 1st without buying one.  Then with one thing and another I didn't have a chance to start decorating it until today.  I'm not quite done, but I'm getting there.

As you can see we decided to buy a real tree, a Douglas Fir, this year and put off getting an artificial one until we're too feeble to carry a real one in.  The last few years we've bought a Fraser Fir and they absolutely don't drop their needles, but they have no smell.  The Douglas Fir is shedding like a long-haired cat, but it smells divine.
This year's model is shorter than we usually get, but it's shape is almost perfect, and boy is is thick.
I don't put glass ornaments on our tree, just resin ones.  With a cat you just don't know what they'll decide to do.  Miss Kitty has  always been  good, but as a precaution we always tie the tree up, for in years past we had a cat who climbed up the trunk of the tree and swatted ornaments.
So I'll sweep pine needles each day, but enjoy the smell as I do it.

3 comments:

  1. The scent is well worth the work, I think. What a nicely shaped tree! I need to go out this weekend and get ours.

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  2. Okay, now you've gotten that done, jump in your car and drive up here and put mine up, would you? That's a dear, thank you!
    :-)

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  3. J. acquired a 'fake' tree last year--I was unimpressed. With space at a premium and 3 half-grown kittens milling about, I"m not sure if we'll decorate this year. Its not high on my list of things to do--I can enjoy neighbor's lights and all the lovely holiday things my blog friends have done.

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