This year we decided to choose a balsam tree from the lot we'd passed on our way into the neighborhood all these years in the past. Of course, the evening we went, it started raining once we hopped into the car for the short drive. So we made a rather hasty choice and headed home.
|So cold we had to bring the tree inside in|
the bucket-sized cube of ice to defrost
before we setting it up in the stand-
took hours for the limbs to thaw and relax
|Lights and ornaments|
adorn the branches