Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Random acts of electricity

I had planned to have an official Christmas tree lighting ceremony this week. I would carefully arrange the boys on the other side of the fence, Smooch and I would gather 'round, and the camera would be perched on the tripod so all of you could share the moment.

The best-laid plans went kablewie (sp?) when I awoke yesterday morning to snow on the ground. I couldn't let the Kodak moment pass me by. I rushed outside in my pajamas and boots, plugged in the extension cord, and tried to capture the magic.

This is what a cowgirl's Christmas tree looks like at 6 a.m. on a snowy December day in New Mexico.



Who needs that big ole tree in Rockefeller Plaza when you can have a scraggly juniper propped against a t-post in the middle of nowhere?

22 comments:

  1. I would take that scraggly Juniper ANY day over a tree at Rockefeller Plaza! A beautiful Christmas pic!!

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  2. Meh, who needs opening ceremonies and gigantic scissors cutting tape, that's beautiful! =)

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  3. I agree... the tree in Rockefeller Plaza could be no more beautiful!

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  4. Your tree is charming and a lighted beacon shining in the middle of the New Mexico desert landscape surrounded by snow. What other tree could compete with that.

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  5. The reflections on the snow are lovely. We got ten flakes of snow and a cup of water here in town. I wonder if that was it for this winter?

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  6. Love, love, love it!

    'Tis the Season for Simplistic Beauty. Maybe people should embrace our natural surroundings as you have.

    Thank you for sharing it with us.

    :0)

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  7. It's BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE IT! Who needs a giant tree? It looks very nice.

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  8. It looks so peaceful! I am wishing for snow in Seattle. I didn't know it snowed in NM! Merry Christmas :-)

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  9. It is perfect! The hat and boots complete the picture!

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  10. Aw..that looks great! The tree at Rockefeller Plaza has nothing on your tree :-)

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  11. OMG!!! That's beautiful, Linda!!!

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  12. It's a beautiful setting!!! When nature does it's thing, you just gotta go with the flow...

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  13. No Rockyfeller for me either, your's is the BEST!

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  14. That is really gorgeous.

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  15. Photos of your horses in the snow and your cowgirl Christmas tree made me want to check out the rest of your blog. It's just wonderful.

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  16. Love it!!! Are you sure you don't want a chainsaw and some fir trees for Christmas though??? LOL!!!

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  17. Absolutely awesome!!!

    I hope there will still be a 'family portrait' by the tree though.

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  18. Your blog makes me really really miss New Mexico. Sigh. Lovely Christmas tree.

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  19. LOVELY!!!! much better than old NY
    signed
    Theresa in Alberta

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