Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas tree update

Okay, the tree is up in the living room. It fits in the space perfectly. At ten feet, it is just the right height for our high ceiling. BUT the picture does not really show up the huge gaping holes in the bottom section.

Some grafting is called for... developing story....stay tuned.


DaveG said...

This is just me, but I prefer a more natural looking (i.e. flawed) tree. If I wanted a perfect tree, I'd buy an artificial one and hang a pine air freshener on it. I'd leave that tree as is.

By the way, you and Buck are shattering my dreams - I had hoped that a New Mexico winter was milder than what we get here in Ohio. It's not quite looking that way!

Towanda said...

DaveG - The winters here are not anything like the brutal winters back east which last for months. Snow that we get is melted almost as soon as the sun comes out(except up on the mountains). The temperatures can be very cold and sometimes the wind out here can be unpleasant, but what I like about Santa Fe is that we still get plentiful snow here but the roads are usually clear again soon after a storm -- icy roads are the one thing I dislike about winter weather. And we get beautiful mild sunny days in between the cold wintery ones.

I am trying to love my natural tree -- really I am. I think we are spoiled by all the perfectly shaped trees of our current time -- this is a relearning experience for me!

Buck said...

Well... I see ya followed the First Rule of Natural Christmas Trees... which is "Place in a corner." ;-)

I'm with Dave in this space... natural trees have flaws.

And Dave: Sharon is right. Our tastes of winter last just long enough to remind us of what we disliked about the WX in the mid-west (or elsewhere... like Upstate New Yawk). Then it's back to one beautiful day after another, LOL!

Towanda said...

Well, wait. I LOVED the winters in upstate New York. The winters in Kansas were okay, but never ENOUGH snow. And the summers were brutal, at least to me. I moved to NM partly FOR the snow.

Anonymous said...

Good looking tree. We agree, the tree shouldn't be perfect. You should see our 'Christmas bush'.

Yea, I remember our winters in Hamburg, NM, just 20 miles south of Buffalo. That's why we settled in NM (Cedar Crest at 7000') after retiring from the Air Force. Four seasons, but easy winters. Can ride some of my nine motor cycles (the ones that are not currently being restored) during some of Dec, Jan and Feb

Sharon, we'll have to get Linda out of her cave. Maybe we can meet half way between your place and hers. Bring John along. You and Sally can talk about the experiences you had nursing. Red

Towanda said...

Okay, everyone. Last night John grafted a few branches on the lower part of the tree -- and voila! It looks like a semi-passable Christmas tree. I'm impressed. Pictures when we get it decorated.

Red - we will look forward to meeting you and Sally and Linda. I know she wants to be independent and doesn't want anyone to baby her, but I think she needs a lot of hugs. After the holidays, let's pick a date and place and get together.

Anonymous said...

After the holidays sounds good. I'll call Linda set it up.

The animals are still at her farm. Probably be there for some time until Wayne can put up fences and shelters. Your new home really looks good and comfortable. Red

SoggyInSeattle said...

We decided to forgo the traditional Christmas tree and decorated a kiva ladder.... its cute, but not a tree. haha

I think yours looks terrific.

Kris, in New England said...

I figure a natural tree is why we have corners in our houses! But I can't fairly comment - I do own an artificial tree that comes completely lit. I bow to severe pine pollen allergies. Because even a cut pine tree releases pollen for weeks after its cut, even after its out of the house.

Who knew?!