Friday, December 7, 2018

Friday Follow Up: "Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree ...."

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..."

Mine was delivered by JM's new colleague, MLT, and it can be seen in the next picture (taken MLT) where it is standing in my rooftop garden; surrounded by my other trees, shrubs, plants and vines who have been winterized for the soon-to-come winter season for 2018-2019.

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.

I highly encourage you to get one for those near and "deer" to you as a holiday gift. They are sure to bring joy to any recipient, and they will have them for a lifetime, as the antlers and tails can always be replaced!

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:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
book culture On Columbus (a bookstore on the UWS in NYC):

Volume Two: ISBN: 9780996378536
Book Seller Info:
Barnes & Noble On-Line:
Volume Three: ISBN: 978099637853
Now available on Amazon @ and can be ordered from any place selling books by giving them the title and/or ISBN, which once again is 978099637853.

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