I’ve noticed that our neighbours are putting up their Christmas trees early this year. Ours is a real tree in a pot – he’s called Bruce – so we can’t bring him into the warm too early. But I’m enjoying seeing other people’s trees lighting up their windows: it does bring some cheer. It seems that we all feel the need of finding some light and hope at the end of this difficult year.
The photo above is from Treefest at St Mary Redcliffe, where lots of different organisations provide a tree. Something else I’m missing this year. It’s good fun, and I’ve even contributed to it once, when South of the River Quilters did a tree. Above is a photo from Treefest a couple of years ago. I wonder if you have a tree up yet?