Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cutting the Christmas Tree





Every year the in-laws cut down a Christmas tree in their yard. Their house is located on an old Christmas tree farm, but at this point the trees are way too tall to fit in the house (duh). So, we chop off the top and call it the Christmas tree. Some people say it is a "Charlie Brown" Christmas tree, but I think it is just right. Besides, Charlie Brown's Christmas tree was short and leaning over, plus it didn't have very many needles, so ha.

This year we had the perfect Christmas tree cutting down weather. The sky was blue, the air wasn't bitter cold, the sun was shining bright. A perfect sky.

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24 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Personally, I LIKE Charlie Brown Christmas trees!

Carletta said...

It's been a long time since I put up a real tree - I can smell the pine almost!
I love your header and graphics.

crete said...

That's a lovely story. We hardly ever see christmas trees here in the island of Crete where the main festival is Easter. But we have one that is almost real . . .

Ray

Dewdrop said...

How cool is that, Kim?! I would love to be able to chop my own tree. Beautiful! Love the way the sun shines through.

fishing guy said...

Kim: A neat look at the sky through the trees.

Photo Cache said...

Thanks for sharing your family traditions via Sky Watch. See you next week.

Arija said...

Yup, it takes two strong men and a chainsaw. What chance has the tree got?
Hope you enjoy it none the less.

Raven said...

Between my cats, my budget and my health, I can't manage a real tree any more, but I do "pine" for that wonderful aroma.

Champ said...

Awesome tradition!

John said...

Nice and cool shots!

Have a nice weekend.

Pretty Life Online said...

Nature is truly beautiful! Happy weekend! Hope you can have time to visit my corner too...

Denise said...

That looks like a lot of fun and I enjoyed your photo. Great share. Thank you.

babooshka said...

Not had a real one in years. Festive Fun skywatch. I can't imagine cutting down my own Christmas tree, we taking just buying them for granted.

Grammy said...

I love your snow shot.


Happy sky watch Friday

The Good Life in Virginia said...

nice angle...it has been a long time since we have gone out and cut down a tree...

Leedra said...

Great tradition.

vincibene said...

Lovely story and a cool shot!

Jim said...

We did that once. Almost didnt make it home without hurting someone. Looks like they know what they are doing.

Reader Wil said...

Good story! I have an artificial tree, but I like the smell of the real ones.

Patricia said...

A perfect sky for a perfect Christmas Tree!!
Nice shot!
Happy SWF!!

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Burgh Baby said...

Someday I hope to have a house where a real tree makes sense.

Great skywatch!

happyone said...

Charlie Brown Christmas trees are my favorites!!

Kelly said...

We use to go to a 'tree farm' every year also! Oh, this brings back such wonderful memories! My kids have the fondest of memories too and the place we went to had Christmas music playing and served hot chocolate! I love your festive post, Kim!

Gretchen said...

We use to have a real tree every year, but I got tired of the needles sticking around for months, so we now have a nice fake tree. :)