Thursday, December 26, 2013

tree and ex-tree

Here is this year's tree:


It's not quite as tilted as it looks in the picture, but it didn't grow perfectly straight.

Here's where it came from:




The steps from the deck are now passable without snagging branches.



Here's a link to the before pictures:
http://livingsolar.blogspot.com/2013/11/future-christmas-tree-revisited.html

6 comments:

  1. Clever you. Two problems solved with one solution. And the tree looks great!

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    1. I've been enjoying the tree a lot, and also the lack of shade on the south-facing kitchen window. Next year's tree will be smaller, I'm sure.
      Taking the tree's picture presented problems. Using the flash blew the lights out completely; not using the flash produced nothing but the lights. Finally I decided to go with really slow shutter speed and trust the stabilization, which worked amazingly well.

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  2. Win Win!!! I kinda hate the traditional notion of killing a live tree in order to celebrate.

    Hmm, too bad it only works with trees and there's no way to "top" a turkey and have it grow back the next year!

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    1. Well, you know, trees don't lay eggs!

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  3. I love that your tree was one you wanted to prune anyways :).

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  4. Oh, yes! Waste not, want not. :)

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