Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Bringing home the tree.


Our new field has a copse of Christmas trees and today my son and his wife (made out of words on my side bar) called.   The farmer was able to cut them a tree and my son carried it home across the fields - what a Christmassy feeling that engendered.   I like to think that tonight it will be up in their living room and they will be decorating it.   A week tomorrow will be Christmas Day so deck the halls with boughs of holly and Christmas trees.   Incidentally, on the subject of holly, the birds have stripped the berries off in the last week and there is not a berry to be seen.

12 comments:

Pondside said...

That is really a Christmas scene - a man with a tree, walking home.
The birds here have done the same thing, and our holly is berry-less.

Dominic Rivron said...

That was quick. They're a bind to carry a long way, too. I'm just about to look for the tree stand...

Elizabeth Wix said...

What a good way to choose a tree!
I think ours were cut in Canada in November and are sold on the street.
A lot of holly berries this year -which I think means a cold winter.

Terry and Linda said...

I loved this post, a man waling home with the Christmas tree...right out of a fairy tale!

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Heather said...

That tree looks like a really good one - nice shape. It will make the whole house smell wonderful. I cheat and add clusters of red beads wired together if there are no berries on the holly.
There are masses of hazel catkins already forming on the trees in this area. Not relevant to Christmas I know, but I wonder what it signifies.

Gwil W said...

I was impressed by Cro Magnon's tree which you flagged up on here. I can't wait to see yours in its full glory.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful memories - christmas can be so fine!

Carol In Cairns said...

When we were kids, my grandfather would drive into the Aussie bush to find a suitable branch off a She Oak tree. The needles would end up falling all over the floor by the end of Christmas. Plastic trees are just not the same.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casuarina ~ what a She Oak looks like :)

Cro Magnon said...

At my parent's Shropshire home, there was a huge Holly that was always covered in berries. One year I went down to pick a few branches, and found that Gypsies had cut the whole tree down. That year we had no Holly.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I have just had an e mail from my son to say that it was jolly hard work carrying the tree all that way - as the farmer predicted it would be. Thanks for calling.

Crafty Green Poet said...

We've just decorated our Christmas tree!

I'm sure the birds enjoyed the berries!

Golden West said...

That is a very fine tree!