Sunday, December 16, 2012

Our Christmas Tree

I usually post a photo of our Christmas Tree about this time of year.  Usually it is an 8' Fraser Fir . . . but thanks to my medical woes I simply didn't come close to having the strength to deal with one this year.

Instead we put up a 6' 15-year-old artificial tree that comes in three sections . . . (we usually have this on our outside porch facing the street . . . but we've had to forgo outside decorations this year).

It isn't all that hard to set up, but with the chemo fatigue it took me a few hours . . . and my wife had to do most of the decorating.  And, if you look closely you will see a number of nutcracker soldiers hanging on the tree.

It's a lot smaller than our usual Fraser Fir . . . and doesn't fill the house with that wonderful "Christmas Tree" smell . . . but we like it anyway.

As for the scent, we bought some Douglas Fir branches, which my darling lady wife arranged with ornaments so that we do get to smell the holidays after all.

I hope that you and your loved ones enjoy the warmth and joy of this Holiday Season as we will.

-- Jeff

8 comments:

SteelonSand said...

Nice job, Jeff, looks pretty good - nice idea about the 'real' boughs for the scent- all the very best, and compliments of the season to you and yours....

Prince Lupus said...

Merry Christmas Jeff
... and here's to a much better year next year.

Martin

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

And to you, Jeff. Merry Christmas and here's to 2013!

Best Regards,

Stokes

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Dear Jeff,
It is not what the tree is made of but that the wishes, hopes, dreams and feelings of those who erected it, give it meaning.
May you and yours have a blessed holiday and may you feel better and fully recover in the very near future.
Jerry

Fitz-Badger said...

Yes, good idea about the boughs to bring in the scent!

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy new year to you! Best wishes with your chemo therapy, too!

Gallia said...

Good looking tree and atmosphere.
Well done.
Best wishes,
Bill

tradgardmastare said...

The tree looks splendid Jeff and a great idea with the branches too.
best wishes
Alan

tidders said...

Loevly looking tree, twice the size of ours ! Merry xmas and a happy new year

best regards

Allan