Monday, January 1, 2018

How Lovely Are Thy Branches / Qué Verdes Son

OVER THE YEARS, a few of our Christmas trees. (Only missing 29 trees.)

A LO LARGO de los años, algunos de nuestros árboles de Navidad. (Solo faltan 29 árboles.)

MARINA DEL REY, CALIFORNIA. 1982.
GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC. 1984.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, 1986. A 14-FOOT TREE.
347 ORNAMENTS; 750 WHITE LIGHTS; 72 CANDY CANES; AND A 30-FOOT POPCORN, CRANBERRY, AND ZITI GARLAND.
NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, 1986. UN ÁRBOL DE 4 METROS.
347 ADORNOS; 750 LUCES BLANCAS; 72 BASTONES DE CARAMELO; Y UNA GUIRNALDA DE 9 METROS DE PALOMITAS, ARÁNDANOS, Y ZITI.
HOW? A STEPLADDER, THREE GIFT WRAP TUBES TAPED TOGETHER, A WIRE CLOTHES HANGER — AND A LOT OF TALENT.
HOW? UNA ESCALERA, TRES TUBOS DE CARTÓN PEGADOS CON CINTA ADHESIVA, UN GANCHO DE ALAMBRE — Y MUCHO TALENTO.
GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1992. OUR FRESHLY CUT TREE.
GUILFORD, CONNECTICUT, 1992. NUESTRO ÁRBOL RECIÉN CORTADO.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. 1998.
OUR HOTEL, VIOLA'S RESORT, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA. 2001.
NUESTRO HOTEL, VIOLA'S RESORT, PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA, 2001. 
SEVILLE, SPAIN, 2011.
SEVILLA, ESPAÑA, 2011.

25 comments:

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    1. anne marie:
      But wait! There's more!!! (No, don't wait. That's enough.)

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  2. Fascinating watching the progression.
    Happy New Year Guys!
    All the best!!

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    1. Ron:
      We're back DOWN to perhaps 150 ornaments, the equal amount of lights... and I never even got them out this year.

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    1. Debra:
      We've been in the same place for 5 Christmases now. What's happened?!?

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  4. 'Round round get around, I get around.....'
    Lovely trees....every one of them. LOVED that TALL one!!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Jim:
      You should have seen us driving home from the tree farm with that tree on top of our Honda Civic Wagon!

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  5. I'd love to have seen how Dudo and Moose would have done with a 14 foot tree! That mutha was huge!

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    1. Bob:
      We haven't even had a tree since we got Dudo and Moose. They'd be all over it. Our California cats were completely indifferent to our Christmas trees. These two think everything has been placed around the house for their amusement.

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  6. It's nice to see you two didn't move around much!!!!!!! I love the first one, but there all gorgeous. Did you two do one this year? New Haven?!?!? I have been there with that Lad several times as his uncle lives there. It such a cute town.

    Happy New Year Boys!

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    1. mistress maddie:
      Not shown were Boston, two homes in San Diego, two homes in Las Vegas, and Irvine. Hence... Mitchell is Moving.

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    2. mistress maddie... again: I forgot to answer your question. We haven't done a tree since we got these two cats who would have a ball with it. Didn't even get out the decorations this year. Next year, I plan to take my chances. We went to New Haven when Jerry started working at Yale. I worked for a publisher and then took a job at Yale, too. We lived on Lincoln Street for the first year and a half. A really beautiful little street, but not the most exciting town at the time.

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  7. That's a lot of trees! Happy New Year.

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    1. Wilma:
      We had fresh-cut trees until a few years in San Diego where the needles were already dropping off in the tree lot. In Connecticut, we would cut the trees ourselves. Some years they didn't drop needles the entire season.

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  8. I looove a good looking Christmas tree, mhm! :)

    Happy New Year.

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    1. Spo:
      Cutting out own was so much fun. We took a sled into the woods on year to haul a tree back. We had my mother and brother with us but neither of them would ride on the sled ... even if we pulled.

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    1. Adam:
      Wishing you and Daisy the same. Since the Earth is flat, I was thinking of walking over for a visit.

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  11. You know you should just start decorating your cactus!

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    1. KMoff:
      You know that's actually a great idea!

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