19th December 2010 – Trees at Christmas
An annual event took place today – I bought a Christmas tree.
From Wikipedia – “The origin of the Christmas tree is obscured by uncertainties of oral histories of pre-literate European and Asian cultures. For example, according to Christian lore, the Christmas tree is associated with St Boniface and the German town of Geismar. Sometime in St Boniface’s lifetime (c. 672-754) he cut down the tree of Thor in order to disprove the legitimacy of the Norse gods to the local German tribe. St. Boniface saw a fir tree growing in the roots of the old oak.”
The picture taken is not that of a Christmas tree I saw it on my journey and so snapped away.