Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree

I have this picture in my mind of what the perfect Christmas tree should look like. For us it’s a sparser tree, our ornaments are such that they’re better enjoyed when they’re hanging between branches. It should be tall, we have a vaulted living room ceiling. It should be affordable, which is why I love the National Forest program.

We headed up to the Buffalo Creek burn area, just like last year. It’s a little disconcerting to cut down your Christmas tree in theĀ  Rocky Mountains in nothing more than a long-sleeve t-shirt and jeans. It’s supposed to be snowy, not 65 degrees. Regardless, the scenery is breath-taking. (Where is Joshua’s camera when I need it?)

After much hiking around and children pointing to trees that seemed tall to them, we found our tree

Peter tied it up, we strapped it to the top our car and off we went.

Next year though? I’m going for one that is more symmetrical. This year’s is a little ridiculous with the uneveniness.

1 smart person left their mark:

  1. melissaz, 23. December 2008, 20:20

    But it *is* perfect, in a Charlie Brown sort of way. I love it. :)

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