Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Bye, Bye Birdie
As 2011 comes to a close, and the decorations and ornaments are returned to their places for another year, I thought I'd photograph some of my favorite ornaments to share with you. The ornaments just happen to be birds and eggs.
As a child I remember begging my mother to do a “themed” Christmas tree. I’m not exactly sure why I got this notion in my head, but I really wanted to decorate our tree in an unusual way. Mostly I wanted to use one color for the lights and ornaments. I think one year I suggested pink. Another year I wanted to do only bows for ornaments. My mother, a traditionalist, always refused remarking that I could do whatever I wanted when I had my own tree.
Well I’ve had 15 years to do a themed tree of my own, but not once has it occurred to me to do this. I guess this was the short-lived desire of a romantic adolescent. But as I look over my choices for favorite ornaments I see that I do have a theme happening. Who knows. Maybe there is a themed tree in my future? Tweet, tweet.