As is our tradition here at the Lee house, we went to a cut-yer-own tree lot again this year. Last year we tried a discount lot where all trees are only $20, no matter what kind or size they are. It took a while, but we eventually found one that wasn't missing too many branches and dressed it up with lots of love. In the end it was a beautiful tree and served its purpose well.
got lucky had success last year, we thought we'd try the same lot again this year. Only this time we weren't so, um... successful. Somehow, all the young inside-the-house-sized trees were all sold between last year and this year, and all that remains now are 150 year-old trees left over from the pioneer days.
But since we were already there and the trees were so cheap, we figured we'd improvise - and simply cut the top off of a "mature" tree instead. Well - that theory sounds good on paper, but the fact is the top of a pine tree doesn't necessarily translate to "good Christmas tree." The branches look like giant ET pine fingers and poke out in all directions, the top is practically bald (shut up) - and as hard as we try, we simply can not find its "good side." You don't see these mutations from 40 feet below.
None-the-less, once I cut it we owned it, and here are the results.
Yeah I know.
I'll make sure to post an update once we have it decorated.
After I buy another 2000 ornaments.