could you at least do 'mistletoe' ??? hehe: pine cone (fertility)
brrrrrrrrrrrr you look frosty brrrrrrrrrrrrr ! hehe Joz
Ahh but a pine cone makes for good foraging. (Pine nuts).
And me garment keepeth me quite warm. This we must needs have for a daring fasting foray through the winter months. The mountain snows yield pure waters, untainted by the acid rains. (But not to be confused with the 60s, Lol).
I was going to put up TWO trees for December Raw Pot Luck in my house;;; but the group got to be 61 so; No Way! We moved the Pot Luck to a church hall.
So I'm doing only one tree and donate the other one to someone 'worthy' It's going up this Sunday, I got: Lecture 11 a.m. & Pot Luck 1 p.m. and a Holiday party 5 p.m.on the 8th;
Birthday on the 15th:
Raw Pot Luck the 16th so this Sunday it is; has to be.
If I had a chance I'd do three trees ! I love love Xmas trees ! Joz
The thing about XMAS trees for me is that, come January, they make me feel really sad, really desolate. So I abstain.
One year my ex-husband brought in a used tree in January and spent the winter laboriously peeling the bark from its limbs. It became a fragile and beautiful shell of itself. During years to come we erected and decorated the little skeleton tree and I felt happy about it.
When I was a child in TN we sometimes had live trees with roots attached. After the holiday we planted the tree in our yard. Of course this can't be done in many parts of the country so we were lucky I guess. It is a nice memory for me though and I wonder if any of those trees live yet.
It was so much fun picking one out and hanging out with them!! I haven't been able to do the tree choosing for the last 5 or 6 years because of college or being in a show, but I had more time after Thanksgiving than I originally thought and got to go with them to pick one out!
We got a 12 foot tall tree!! tee hee! I'm hoping to be able to spend more time at their house this season, to help them decorate and really get into the holiday spirit, it really is nice to do something all together.
Raw Since April 14, 2007
No tree here. We celebrate Hanukkah. Our Menorah will be put into center stage fairly soon.
Happy Hanukkah to any and all Jewish RFC'ers
I am a homeschool mom to four girls, a prayerful wonderer and marveler, a friend to many small things, and an Undercover Agent for the Kingdom which cannot be shaken...Nice to meet you!
Though I am not Jewish, my ex is and when my kids were young we celebrated both holidays as they were growing up. So I feel it is a strong part of my tradition during this season, too.
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." – Richard Bach / "Whatever you fight, you strengthen, what you resist, persists." Eckart Tolle A New Earth