Saturday, December 15, 2007

In a Tree

a swan
from Tchaikovsky's lake
is hiding
in the tree


Travis Erwin said...

That is one fuzzy goose.

Taffiny said...

oh, how lovely.

I wish my tree could be themed and cohesive, my mom gives us each an ornament each year, always has, which is great, except the over-all effect on the tree is one of everything and the kitchen sink.

Jeff said...

That's a beautiful ornament, Vesper.

moonrat said...

very pretty.

Vesper said...

Travis, Taffiny, Jeff, Moonrat, I'm glad you liked it. It's a friend's tree. We're putting ours up only on Christmas Eve - and, yes, Taff, mine is very eclectic (we buy every year a few new ornaments) but I prefer it like that... :-)

SzélsőFa said...

You're the first person from the American continent (I know of) to set the Christmas tree on Christmas eve.
Isn't that strange?

Anonymous said...

Very nice! The interesting thing is that you Tchaikovsky and I have Tchaikovsky stuck in my head because my 1 1/2 year old keeps humming a song from The Nutcracker she heard on one of her videos and now it's stuck in my head!


Emperor Ropi said...

nice picture

Anonymous said...

And a stately swan it is. :)

Church Lady said...

Very pretty imagery, all around!

Aine said...

Lovely tree! I've always wanted to have a themed, cohesive tree in addition to the fun, family tree. So far I've only managed to do the family tree (who has time for another?).

My parents followed the tradition of putting up the tree on Christmas eve when we were very young. It probably saved some of the glass ornaments from an untimely disposal. :)

Anonymous said...

Pretty and fitting. Merry Christmas.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Beautifully seasonal!

Vesper said...

Szelsofa, we're just following our European family tradition. My older daughter has asked me a few times about the tree because apparently all her classmates have one already in their houses, but we've resisted so far... :-)

Barbie's "The Nutcracker", Paul? My daughters have watched this one so many times they know it by heart. Now I plan to take them to the real ballet. :-)

Thanks, Ropi. :-)

Stately and ... cute, Jason. :-)

I'm glad you liked it, Church Lady! I think it returns us, however briefly, to a childhood state of wonder. :-)

Aine, you're right, I always admire the themed trees you can see in stores, but I think it would be impossible for me to do one like that. Besides, almost every ornament in ours has some memory attached to it, which makes it nicer. :-)

Thanks, Wayne! And a very Merry Christmas to you too! :-)

Thank you, Vanilla! I think I could use a lot the seasonal spirit of joy... :-)

SzélsőFa said...

oh, you have European traditions in your family! I did not know about that.
I was just surprised b/c everyone I know in the States stands up the tree as early as the first days of December.
It must be difficult to stick to traditions when kids are begging to bend towards the things they see at their peers' houses.
If you wish to keep this tradition, which I think is a reasonable one, you might argue that this makes your family special. It must be tough, I guess.