The winter solstice arrives this Saturday and the Monterey pine is ready for its third year in the house. Even the 10-foot ceiling wasn't tall enough so a few inches (repurposed into a wreath) came off. But boy, does the house ever smell amazing now, and the novelty of this gigantic live tree in the living room has become a magnet for the dogs and the kids here.
'Tis (almost) the season
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