Thursday, December 6, 2007
It's Beginning to Smell a lot like Christmas
I understand why people use artificial Christmas trees. You don't have to water them, they're probably not allergenic, you don't have to buy one every year (although, they usually have to be replaced eventually.) Inhale. But they lack that one special quality. Fragrance. Sure, you can buy all the scented candles you want, but it's just not the same. Just walking down the aisles looking at the trees last night was enough to put me into an olfactory overload. Inhale. We picked out "our" tree, and brought him home. For me, the tree is always masculine. He's a part of the family, if only for a short time. Once we purchased a live Leyland Cypress, planted him in the ground after Christmas, and named him, "Leyland." We're very creative around here. We usually get cut trees, however. After the holidays are over, we take the tree to the next step in its destiny...to become mulch. This year we have a Frasier Fir. Inhale. He hasn't been decorated, yet, but he still looks pretty wonderful. Something I'd really like to do one day is plant a living Christmas tree in the yard. One that doesn't get more than 10' tall or so, and decorate it. I love those birdseed ornaments. Wouldn't that be fun? Decorate for the holidays and feed the birds all at the same time. Inhale. I hope you're enjoying the scents of the season, too.