Walking among giants
It was just us under the wide blue sky, walking between the towering pines and spruces, hearing the playful call of other sleuths suggesting the location of the perfect tree. We love Tree Day.
Cutting down Gram's tree
Short and fat for Gram's tree, as tall as we can find for ours, the search can take from ten minutes to an hour, depending mainly on the weather. This year, with just the right amount of snap in the air and barely a cloud in the sky, we stopped to collect greenery, pinecones, and to marvel at the scenery surrounding us.
This year's choice for our house: 13 1/2 feet tall. A climbing son's dream. It had to be tied to the ceiling in order to be secured, but its majestic, living room filling presence is loved by all.