ForestI have written about this before but a conversation today made me realise how soon Christmas will be upon us.
Around 6 years ago on an icy Christmas Eve I was walking in a forest with my dogs when I came across a large fir tree laden with lots of bright sparkling decorations and messages, prayers etc, for xmas.
This surreal magical image has always stayed with me. I had no idea who was responsible, but have since heard rumours that it's a school teacher with her class.
I decided to follow suit and each year since I have decorated forest trees on Christmas Eve. Last year it occured to me that the birds might think the decorations were treats and try to eat them So instead I bought lots of coconuts filled with fats and tied them from branches with red and gold tinsel.
I love the thought of familys walking in the forest on Christmas Day seeing the decorated tree and then branches here and there sparkling with the festive bird feeders.
( will add pics later )