Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Decor

I remember tromping through the woods in rural Nova Scotia with my dad, brother and sisters looking for the ideal Christmas tree. We did not put our tree up until 1 or 2 days before Christmas and it was quite an event. First we spent days making ornaments. Then the walk through the woods with dad to find the perfect tree. We learned a lot about the various tree species on these treks and usually ended up with a tree we considered perfect. We also picked branches with red berries, some fir branches and some young shoots from maple trees to fill planters, window boxes and make a garland for the fireplace mantle.

After living for 45 years in urban centres where such excursions are not easily possible we are now back in rural Nova Scotia with two acres of land. We do not have any trees suitable for a Christmas tree yet (hurricane Jaun destroyed them all) but we do have lots of small trees, branches, berries and maple shoots suitable for planters and window boxes. So we spent the day outside on our property, gathering the greenery and decorating the outside of the house. The picture above is of a planter on our deck. It is great to get outside and relive these wonderful childhood memories.

December Views
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1 comment:

  1. I love your blog. Look forward to it everyday.