I’ve always loved White Pine for our Christmas trees. We used to be able to find them at a local
tree farm and cut them ourselves. Now we’re
lucky enough to find them at all. It seems that Concolor and Fraser Fir are all
the rage. Feeling a bit like Charlie
Brown, we search out the lots and usually find a few white pines. Way at the back of the lot. This year the selection was particularly
County where several local businesses carry trees. There’s no need to go to Lowe’s or Home Depot, or, gasp, Costo. It really adds to the experience when the entire business is dedicated to Christmas. Frysville Farms is one of our favorites. It’s family run and in business since 1760. They not only carry trees, but have pine
roping and a great selection (over 80,000) of poinsettias. I’ve blogged about
these beautiful poinsettias before. See: Great Places to Shop.
advantage of the tall ceilings at the inn and get a very substantial tree, but
this year, we had to settle for one just a little over six feet tall.
transformed- just like Charlie Brown’s – into a beautiful tree, with its long
graceful needles softly enveloping the ornaments.
are wonderful, filling the air with its scent.
I love to light the tree in the morning while it’s still dark outside, or
sit in the room at night with only the tree lit. It’s about my favorite thing to do at
Perhaps it’s the symbolism of light in the darkness, or the
memories reflected in the ornaments, or the fact that ours will be a quiet
celebration this year, but more than ever before it seems that the little
things mean the most – like the tradition of caring for a live tree.
miss the noisy, cluttered days of Christmas, but I’ll be especially aware of the
empty spot in the sitting room where our tree stood.