ANYWAYS, we didnt cross the lake and chop one down (which i hoped to do, but it would have been illegal), we went to a tree lot. no, it wasnt on the water, it was across a busy street. so the trees there are not the 7, 8 footers that im used to. they are about 2 meters, or about 6 feet tall. it surprised me, so i wondered if the world is running short of trees. here is a picture of the trees:
FACT: every year in Germany, 25,000,000 christmas trees are sold. 25 MILLION!! i was blown away by that. i mean, so much for "going green."
in the lots there is kind of a rating system, where depending on what the value or condition of the tree is.
|Here are the prices, and if its a "T" tree, then its a good one|
but we purchased two very nice looking trees that are about my height, and rowed back home.
now its all decorated and up on a stool so it can tower over all of us. we decorated it with ornaments and candles:
and now, on christmas eve, it is lit: