Every year we get a Fraser Fir, because we keep our Christmas
tree a long time. These trees hardly shed at all -- and are a snap
to clean up when they do. Today even before I woke up,
Steven had packed away all of the decorations and while
I was drinking my coffee he was pulling the large, still green
tree out the front door. Is it on the curb? Nope.
Instead it's mounted in a snow bank in the backyard, and
the birds are having a party in it. (Steven sprinkled it
with birdseed.) So it looks almost like a Christmas tree
again, only this time it's decorated with live birds.
What's next? For however long the snow and cold last,
the tree will stay there, shedding its needles, sheltering
the birds, and eventually it will turn brown, the snow will
melt, and Steven will chop it up and put it out at the curb
as yard waste.
Have an isn't-the-weekend-just-the-best? day.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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