scenes seen through one artist's eyes
Hey, where's the snow?! And just six weeks 'til Christmas! There won't be a needle left! Hmmm... maximum 50. My neighbors will just have to get there own! xxox
Hi Margaret, Some people just can't get enough of Christmas celebrations and decorations, it seems. Fifty trees per customer might be just what it takes to get the masses in panic-buying-mode.Traditionally, the snow arrives around these parts November 11. How wrong is that!
Snow on the ground would be good to protect les beaux sapins from fire on neighbouring properties.
Do you have to bring your own chainsaw ? U-PICK, U-CUT, U-PAY, U-HAUL ?Jeez, it's not even Thanksgiving yet... maybe the sign has been up since last Christmas ? Any coyotes or raccoons hiding in those pine groves?
In The Netherlandsis only 1 tree in the house :-)
FCW: You know us so well! But still, a blazing field fire was a great way to break the ice and meet the neighbours. And the fire department.
Owen,Obviously you have been wallowing for too long under the fine influence of French living. Of course you bring your own chain saw! Duh. But an axe will do. Or if you happen to be visiting from, say, France, for a few dollars extra you can bribe the lot owner to cut the tree of your choice for you. Or Pierre will do it for you as we live next door! Although you will first have to engage in a moral debate with him about the needless cruelty of cutting down a living entity in the prime of its life.I will also pardon your ignorance concerning Thanksgiving as you did originally hail from the U.S.A., but the Canadian Thanksgiving has been and gone. Been there, done the turkey Nov.12 out in Vancouver. I will forgive your ignorance on the subject as, admittedly, I did not blog about it. And, no, the sign was not left up all year but just recently resurrected, along with a fifty-foot high string of lights in the triangular shape of a Christmas tree, placed discreetly in the midst of the tree lot.But truth to tell, there are some cretins in the hood who do leave their crappy decorations up all year long. They're hardly noticeable with the fridges, sagging couches, and used tires that litter their front lawns, though. ;-D
Anya, I can't help but wonder how Kareltje feels about having a tree in the house? A tree for every room and on the rooftop, Anya! Go for it! Start a new trend in the Netherlands.
Years since last I walked through a forest, even a decade since last I sat down in snow, drinking hot tea and Champagner afterwards.Over here, they started to sell green, white, pink and blue trees.A wonderful Wednesday for you.
OWEN: APOLOGY & CORRECTION: MISINFORMATION DISSEMINATED CONCERNING CANADIAN THANKSGIVING,WHICH HAPPENED OCTOBER 12, NOT NOV. 12 AS STATED ABOVE, ESP. AS NOV. 12 HAS NOT YET HAPPENED! (sorry for yelling)WV: "misiven" Meaning, an instance when misinformation is given.
Robert, We have woods out back of our house (about 4 acres) but I must admist I very rarely go there. Sometimes snow-shoeing in the winter. As for sitting down in the snow--I think I'll skip that part and go straight for the tea and champagne. On second thought, maybe I'll just go straight for the champagne! Cheers!
Ahhh, it's a good thing you corrected yourself there, 'cause I was getting ready to let fly a whinger of a comment about warps in the space-time continuum causing people to think that things that hadn't happened yet had in fact already been and gone... but ooofff, you saved me the trouble ! LOL !And oh ! What a lovely vision of sagging couches in front yards !!! With that you had me LSHIAMPMP !!! Rolling on the floor. Could you please, ppllleeeeeaaaassse get some pictures of those sagging couches ??? Sounds priceless...Ah yes, so sorry for my ignorance ! I can be a real ignoramus sometimes...:-D
We probably won't be having a tree this year cos we're going to my mum's and I can't be bothered cleaning up one needles when I haven't had the enjoyment! Of the tree that is.Haha, WV is 'braying' which I believe is what donkeys do while they cart people about following yonder star...
Saj, I have to tell you that every year around here there's a big discussion about whether or not we should have a tree. We always do in the end, due to some serious harping (not the angelic variety) by me, but it has to be a stunted, skinny, warpy tree that Pierre won't suffer terrible guilt pangs about cutting down in the woods out back. This year, though, we're going to our daughter's flat in Montreal so it's going to be a decidedly non-traditional Xmas--except for the copious amounts of alcohol that will be consumed!
Owen, I'm really happy to have MYLSHYAPIYP but I must admit that I am sometimes given to slight embellishments of the facts in order to illustrate a point I'm trying to make. Let's just call it poetic license. The sofas are actually on the front porches rather than in the front yards. Sorry. But what I told you about the bathtub Madonnas some time ago is absolutely true!
Gives a whole new meaning to "Fast Wood"! :-)