Saturday, December 20, 2008

No tree yet

We have a thing for Fraser Firs. These trees don't lose
their needles until weeks, maybe even months after
you put them outside held up by a snow bank, to
be an extra roost for the birds. So we are picky -- and
late. With the pressure of the end of school and working
on art comittments we're very late on all the Christmas
trimmings. Still writing cards, still have no gifts. Late.

One of my models
posing in the studio with
the '06 Fraser Fir in the background

We buy our Fraser fir each year from a guy called Sunny
who works at a lot just north of the big Honest Ed's store
on Bloor Street near Bathurst. So we jumped into the car
today, and headed out with the snow floating down
in a picture perfect winter snow fall to buy our tree.
But Whoa there girl. Sunny didn't have any Fraser Firs.
Well sir, we up and climbed back in the car and went
home without that tree. It's Fraser Fir - er what? We've
got to have a tree. The plan is to head out tomorrow and
find one. What's good about them? They're pretty,
they're durable, they're strong and hold a whole collection
of angel ornaments brought back from my mother's trips
to Italy -- they're good trees.

Last year's tree is the backdrop to the family photo
Left to right: Me holding Fiona, Sam, Christopher and Megan

Have a loving-the-trees-in-your-life day.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Barbara!! Hope ya get that tree in time. :)It's cold here but only a little snow on the ground. I can hardly wait until May.I'd whine if I thought it would cause it to warm up.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

It snowed all day today, and I can
tell you the locals were whining.
But... it was also lovely and invigorating, and cooooold.

Merry Christmas Eldon. Got the tree.


Unknown said...

great christmas photo mumma.

Loves it.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Criff,

It was a great Christmas photo.

Miss you.

Love Mommy

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