Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas is coming

Advent is in full swing.  I didn't realize that Advent has an element of Lent in it.  As Christians we are called to deprive ourselves somewhat in anticipation of The Birth and The Light coming back into our world after the winter solstice.  It is a tradition that leaves us a little out of step with the consumer-oriented society around us.  It really made me think more about helping others and cutting back on all the shopping and baking and over-consumption.  I am assessing what I cherish more and more this year.  Or maybe getting old does that to one.  However I still am easily sucked into admiring the time and energy that some folk put into making novel trees.  So I decided to do my yearly contest to let you choose your favourite of these that struck my fancy this year.


Which one is your favourite of these 5?  I will tell you mine in a few days.


  1. You know, Karyn, my first pick was the first photo, then I switched to the 2nd, but I keep going back to the last one. I am struck by the purples for some reason, so I'm voting for #5!!

  2. I like #1. I just like the traditional trees.