Thursday, December 13, 2007

O Christmas Tree

Well here's the picture of our Christmas tree my mom's been asking for. Getting it was a major feat by Phil, who had to lug it a very long way up and down a gully and across the sort of frozen muskeg behind our house. It's a mountain hemlock and we now understand why most people avoid these trees...they shed needles like crazy. But it HAS lots of needles to shed, so I don't think we'll have a bare tree by Christmas. Since most of the trees up here are very spare and scraggly as a result of growing in the acidic muskeg soil, people are pretty amazed when they see how bushy and full it is. We think it's pretty, and the boys obviously think it's HUGE!



This is the "Mom's trying to get us to smile and we're painfully complying" photo.

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