17 December 2009

HNT - Christmas Tree '09

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Well ... not exactly ...

As any of you who regularly read know, Cam and I moved just 12 days ago. We didn't take much and a tree was not on our necessity list. That said, one of my friends here in town had a spare tree that she loaned me, but there was one itty-bitty problem ... about 3 rows of branches were missing. The box has the very bottom row of branches and the very top portion of branches. Everything in the middle is ... well ... a green painted metal pole!

Unfortunately, I didn't discover this until I had made a stop at the Dollar Store for a few ornaments and secured 8 strings of lights - a donation from a co-worker.

So what does one do with Christmas tree lights but no tree to put them on? No you sillies! I don't run out and buy a tree, I see if they offer good photographic lighting!



For anyone feeling similar to Osbasso in his comment:

OK, is my disease-addled brain the only one that doesn't know exactly what he's looking at? I see fingers, I see a tattoo...after that I'm lost...

The intent was for you to be lost ... to make you wonder and imagine ... kind of the "magical" fantasy that Christmas is.


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25 comments:

NY Diva said...

Better than a tree! ;)

Hubman said...

Who needs a tree anyway? I agree, strands of Christmas lights makes for great lighting!

Happy HNT!

Another Suburban Mom said...

I am always happy to see you back in the HNT game!

You look great and I love the use of the lights!

Merry Christmas!

13messages said...

You look fantastic. Luminous, even.

Matt-Man said...

Nice Bulbs. Cheers Dana!!

Doc said...

Fantastic !!!
(I have missed this)

Joker_SATX said...

Awesome!

Happy HNT!

Barefoot Dreamer said...

well it works for me

Real Live Lesbian said...

Very cool!

Professor Fate said...

How many hours a night do you stay lit up in front of the window? :)

I hope you agree that not having a tree is a small sacrifice for the new life.

Vixen said...

You played! This seems like a much better use of lights anyway ;)

Tree shmee...trees don't make Christmas. Happiness and being around the ones we love do. Christmas is in the heart I always feel. :)

Lu' said...

and apparently they do :)

Al Penwasser said...

Tree, schmee! It's the spirit of the season that counts. Besides, you got your real present a couple weeks ago!

Emmy said...

The lights look better this way! :)
Plus, it's the lights and the ornaments that make the tree look good. You have the best parts - heck with the tree! :)
~Emmy

T - Another Geek Girl said...

That's just gorgeous!
Better than any tree.
HHNT!

Anonymous said...

No tree needed!!!

Perfect lighting it appears.

Great pic.

Osbasso said...

OK, is my disease-addled brain the only one that doesn't know exactly what he's looking at? I see fingers, I see a tattoo...after that I'm lost...

Nolens Volens said...

Imagination fills in the rest. ;) HHNT!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Excellent use of lighting! :-)

Anonymous said...

a delectable display

Alisha and Brett said...

Very creative and cute!

HHNT!!

Aunt Becky said...

Purdy! I think it looks lovely that way.

Campbell Jane said...

Pretty! Wishing you a bright Christmas!
Happy Holidays
Campbell Jane

Margaret said...

Love this. So fun.

peace...

Jaimey said...

Lovely pic! I see more than Fingers, Obsasso needs to look closer. :)