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Friday, December 16, 2011

Weekend Reflections: to tree or not to tree?

That has been the question for the past ten years, because my husband and intrepid photographer, Richard Schear, isn't interested in Christmas, having been born into and brought up with Jewish traditions. In fact, we have sometimes deliberately scheduled our travels for late December.  But, yesterday, Dick cheerfully went through the trap-door and down the ladder into the cellar (something I've never been able to do) and brought up my little Charlie Brown artificial tree for me. He held it still while I looped a ribbon of LED lights around it, and the dog watched as I fastened three sizes of red baubles onto it. Someone sent Dick a card in a gold envelope, so I used the envelope to fashion an amateur-looking star, which I attached with masking tape to the top of my tree. Then, last night, I took photos, with reflections in the window overlooking the snow outside, and also on the metallic "needles" of the tree.

© Photo by Kay Davies

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18 comments:

Joyful said...

It's nice that your husband has gotten into the Christmas spirit this year. Cute tree. Enjoy the holidays. Merry Christmas.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such magical bursts of light and brushed colour! Very beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely, colorful reflections for the day! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Give Lindy a pat and have a great weekend!

Sylvia

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Love your tree with the reflection, its gorgeous.

Have a wonderful Christmas, Kay, and all the best for the New Year.

Karen said...

Christmas magic!

Kay said...

Dick is such a sweet guy! Happy Holidays, both of you!

Powell River Books said...

Good for you guys. We don't put up much, but I do love coloured lights. I tried to get some for Mom's outside deck, but there were sold out. Wow - got to shop early these days. - Margy

Julie said...

It is good that you both can give and take in this way, Kay. I do not have a tree up or any decorations, however, Kirsten does have a tree. And we are all going to Kirsten's father's house or our Christmas dinner on Saturday, and then our separate ways for the Sunday. For us Christmas is three days long.

Martha Z said...

My spouse, a secular Jew, loves Christmas. I, on the other hand, keep wondering when I can retire from Christmas. When I'm 70? I suspect the answer is never.

kaykuala said...

How very nice Kay! It's a rejuvenating make-up that augurs well for year end. Merry Christmas!

Hank

Mary said...

Enjoy the Christmas tree AND your husband's kind understanding. Ho ho ho!

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like your tree...even a little one makes the house festive...

Phil said...

We guys do anything for a quiet life Kay, even get the Christmas tree from the loft or in my case from the roof space in the garage where I teetered up a ladder. By the way you must have cool Merlins visiting your garden/yard - totally unheard of anywhere else in the world. You sure they're my beloved Merlin? Think I'll have to visit, check it out and get some pics.

Friko said...

I like your impromptu christmas tree. Congratulations on having a lovely husband who thinks of doing the necessary for you.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh yay! a tree! The thing I love the ABSOLUTE BEST about Christmas is the colored lights, especially after dark. I enjoy the glow so much! I love the colors in your photo. I am fearful of your cellar!!!!! hee hee. Never make me go down there!

Lorac said...

It's lovely Kay. You need to always celebrate what is dear to you. A small tree is a big reminder of part of which makes Christmas special. Especially with a star on top.

Dianne said...

I love the lights
soft yet bright if you know what I mean

Leslie said...

awww, i love charlie brown trees...