Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Can you smell them?

Searching for the perfect tree.
Is this the one?

Can you smell them?
The fragrance is divine.
The country side looks ready.
The ground is so soft.
It is like walking on a pine scented sponge in the forest.
Mushrooms were everywhere growing.
The sky looked like it would erupt, but
it waited for us to find the perfect tree.
Yes, the tree was found, cut, then loaded into the car.
How lovely are the trees this time of year.
More lovely is the search and the walk in the country.
Do you find a live tree for your celebrating?
The live one sits in the living room,
but two imitations also adorn the house.
Oh how I love these gorgeous trees.
They delight me!

13 comments:

Linda J. said...

Oh, how I need to smell this lovely scent!! I am thankful my guys put up our artificial family tree and my tea themed tree for us! I tried to help with my left hand, but they did the real work.

Sheila said...

That looks like the perfect tree.
You must show us how it looks when you have decorated it.
xx

PeggyR said...

Ah we don't have a real tree, but I do love the smell of them.

Rosemary said...

Yes! I can smell them! How fragrant are they! And, I love your santa header.... fun collection! I've been delinquent with reading blogs (and posting on ours!)... Marilyn, your photography is beautiful, comforting, and welcoming. I enjoyed my precious moments here.
Nancy

Laurie said...

We too cut our own tree Marilyn, we'll be going soon to the same farm we've gone to for several years now. You describe the experience perfectly, from the scent to the feel of the ground. It's awesome!

Adrienne said...

Oh, yes, I can smell it! That's amazing because I have a touch of a cold and I can still smell it all the way from my your house to mine! My sweetheart wanted to get a real tree this year and I wanted a pre-lit artificial tree so I can put it up myself. We bought a tree we love but the thing that's missing is a scent. Could I bottle some of the scent when I'm at your house soon?

I'm working an email to you with a question about tea. It's coming soon!
~Adrienne~

Annie said...

I wish I was in Oregon.

koralee said...

Nothing better than a fresh cut tree..we will get ours this weekend...JOY...and happy december to you my friend. xoxoxo

Cinner said...

I could smell them, I have not had a real tree for years, and miss that. I love your ornaments on your header picture. Very unique. have a great day.

Jeanne said...

I love them too
When we moved into our home we planted a tree for each of the children and many of them are beautiful evergreens I decorate them for Christmas.

beth said...

we're not putting up a real tree this year....so i'll have to wait and the smell the one at my sister's house....

Jeanie said...

Soon I'll be going with Rick to get his tree. We try to support the Y with their sale, although I think the cut-down could be fun. We'll see!

Angela McRae said...

Because I don't have a fresh-cut tree this year (it wouldn't bear the weight of my, ahem, "ornaments"), I must say I am missing the scent! I may go in search of a candle scented with pine or some such, but ... it isn't the same!