Most Saturdays I try to link up with Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads to share some random snapshots from the last week, or month, or past. The rules are they must have been taken by me, a family or a friend, they can't be random public photos from the internet. They can be any subject but must be appropriate for all eyes.
Our community has sponsored a Festival of Trees every year for 24 years. The money raised goes to support the Campbell County Health Foundation, which includes Emergency Response Lifeline and Close to Home Hospice House. I took pictures of some of the trees but not all. I used my cell phone, so they are not the best quality.
So simple yet moving.
Classically red and white but with snowman head and hands.
Lots of woodland themes this year. All very well done.
This one was called Gone Glamping. Aluminum tree, a cut out of a small travel type camper , cooler, red metal lawn chair. and lots of multicolored lights.
I did not much care for this one, but my granddaughter thought it was very cool. So I took a picture. Title is Nightmare Before Christmas.
The plaque says "we are all mad here". It was a Mad Hatter theme,
There were lots more, Mardi Gras, Grinch, Toy Story, even one with a working model train. So may creative artistic people in our small city. There is no admission. All trees are decorated and donated by volunteers with sponsorship from various businesses. On Saturday there is a huge auction and the trees are purchased then, then mostly donated to the hospital, or bank, or nursing homes. The Primrose Retirement Center where Mr Busy's mother spent her last 2 years, decorated a tree, it was purchased by a business for $1300.00 and then donated back to them to display in their dining room.
This event always gets me in the mood to decorate and get ready for Christmas. Today my granddaughter and I will walk the aisles of the largest oldest craft fair in our area. We are looking forward to lots of looking.
Are you finished with your decorating? I know not all celebrate Christmas, but do you decorate for the holiday you do celebrate? I do not know.
Until next time,
Stay Busy and Stay Happy