As the tree sinks slowly into the west…. We spent Christmas Day at the home of a very good friend an hour’s drive from here. There were four of us & a small but energetic dog. And Santa had definitely been there (he always finds us… left stuff at our house AND at the friend’s). For the first time in many years, our friend put up a Real Tree (some kind of fir from North Carolina!), albeit a tiny one ~ about 3 feet tall (at most), & it was a treat. I took several pictures of it, then decided to crop one of them down & edit it furiously, to get this interesting effect.
Our own tree at home is flourishing, still sucking up water after 3 weeks, & it will stay up at least until Twelfth Night. So, while Christmas may appear to be Gone In A Flash, it still lives on.
Happy New Year, all!