* O Tannenbaum

I was humming that delightful carol while dragging the dusty, boxed tree from our attic.  If my dearest widower knew what I was doing, balancing along narrow wooden steps with a Christmas tree at my back, he’d be miffed.  But since he’s out of town, I have free rein to maim myself.

I bought this tree cheap last year but never put up a single decoration!  I got “leisure sickness” and spent the entire vacation recovering from too much work.  I vowed that this year would be different.  Since we don’t have room in our house for a tree because of my dearest widower’s penchant for home theater equipment, the tree must go on the porch.  OK, enough bitterness about speakers and screens.

Back to the tree:  Finally downstairs, I opened the box.  And what to my wondering eyes should I see?   A glistening, three-piece black Christmas tree!  Huh?  I thought it was going to be green to match the garlands and wreath on the porch. black tree

A black tree would look great in our red and black kitchen, but we wouldn’t have room for the table.  I went outside and stared at the green garlands.  Bummer.   This is where where the black tree would stand.  Double bummer.IMG_1195

I had to go to WalMart anyway, of course, so I decided that if I could find a reasonably priced tree, that would be a sign.   Not as significant as lying in a manger, but it would mean that all our greenery was actually green.IMG_1197

Ta-da!  It’s a bit slim but it is green.  And I have secured it with three stout ropes, because the porch tree usually blows away a few times each winter.

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Wie treu
 sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
They are green when summer days are bright,
They are green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!

My three things of thankful:  A  Green  Tree

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