We had a volunteer cedar growing too close to the house, and this weekend we decided it finally needed to come down. And voila! Christmas tree!
It’s a little too tall, but the top is very bendy. So we just curled it over. Somewhat Charlie Brown-esque. As is usual every year, Monster Girl is baffled by the sudden growth of a tree in her spot, but she’ll get in the spirit eventually. Probably that would happen faster if I stopped trying to put bows on her head. But she’s so cute!
Hope everybody’s holiday season is fresh and pleasantly scented!
Volunteer cedar, too close to the house
Now our Christmas tree!
Monster Girl uncertain of the tree on the porch
Slightly too tall…
Luckily, it’s bendy at the top
Monster Girl unappreciative of her bed being moved; yes, I’m using Irish Spring soap boxes to wrap gifts
Oh, harvest time. How I love you and mourn you. The end of summer but so much yumminess. Photos include:
- Pantone tomato ripeness scale
- Sunflower eating the sky
- All the grapes: Interlaken are not super productive but each grape is the season distilled to perfection: high summer sweetness enrobed in the crisp bite of fall
- Marigolds doing their golden thing, all season long
- Beans going strong but their leaves are turning yellow
- Huckleberries — what do I do with them? I need a bear!
- Winter squash to remind me that this season won’t last either…