Merry Christmas from the Country Mouse home. We're expecting Mr and Ms Town Mouse among the friends and family visiting tomorrow for Christmas dinner and are looking forward to eating, drinking, and being merry.
Rat and I were reluctant to go out and by an artificial tree after our ancient one bit the dust. Nor did we want to buy a live one. I'd like a wooden ornament type tree such as Town Mouse has, but we didn't get to it.
So today we walked the property looking for a Christmas-ish tree that could not stay where it was. We found a redwood sprouting among the toyons close to the house where we certainly would not want it to grow, and so - with some sadness I have to say, we chopped it down and brought it in to be our festive tree. Here it is before decorating it today.
Wishing everyone in garden bloggers' land and beyond a wonderful holiday season, in whatever way you enjoy midwinter festivities! And a satisfying, productive, and happy new year.