The nearly one year old photo atop this entry features Christmas tree sellers from Gaspé, Quebec, Canada; and it is one I featured in my Christmas Day post for 2017.
I'm including it again within this entry because I've reconnected with JM, the woman in the middle of this image.
She is the one who gave me the Advent wreath pictured below that I discussed in this past Sunday's entry here on Blogger.
As we were talking, JM came up with the idea of doing a trade that would make it possible to have a Christmas tree this year. I gave her copies of my book series, Words In Our Beak.*
AND the tree she picked out for me is a Douglas fir. A Douglas fir has soft needles that "are dark green - blue green in color and are approximately 1 - 1 ½ inches in length. The Douglas fir needles radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these needles have a sweet fragrance..."
Urban garden winterizing is one of the many topics covered in volume three of my book series.
And JM also had her new colleague (MLT) give my reindeer in residence (who loves to read and re-read the books in my series) fresh antlers. He can be seen in the following image.
The head, body and limbs of this reindeer like others that visit my home (as seen below on the bottom shelf of my armoire) is made from Christmas tree parts. His tail (off camera) and antlers are comprised of branches from Christmas trees!
Every year I replace the antlers and tails of the "re-purposed" reindeers.
JM and MLT have created some amazing reindeer figurines this year, as evidenced in the following pictures.
You can find these adorable figurines along with wonderful wreaths and an awesome selection of trees at their stand which is located at the southwest corner of Sixty-Seventh Street and Columbus Avenue on the UWS.
Purchase Info for Words In Our Beak:
Volume One: ISBN: 9780996378529
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2AFZDCz
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2AAnB26
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC): http://bit.ly/2FsC1Uf
Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info: http://bit.ly/2q75g8e
Barnes & Noble On-Line: http://bit.ly/2G65m6H
Now available on Amazon @ https://amzn.to/2IYkmpA and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.