the Unloading of the trees

From the kitchen window we wait for the truck ...

mid-morning on Black Friday it comes over the causeway 

onto the island

the cry goes out over the village

The trees are here!

school children, parents and grandparents all

gather together to unload the trees

stacking them onto the wooden structure 

that the fathers built after work last week.

There will be volunteers at the stand till the trees are all sold...

a fire in a steel can, children running about playing,

grandparents with hot cocoa...

people visiting one another  

-jackets zipped up - brightly coloured hats and mittens

everyone helping to tie the trees to the tops of all the cars

some folks walk through the wooded path with wagons to tote the tree home again...

we watch over the jars of seaglass on the kitchen window sill

and we wait.....


Romans 15:5-6

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 


  1. Such a peaceful scene you engraved in my mind with your words.
    So so lovely!

  2. Nice bird's eye view of the action. Fun times.

  3. Such a great image! I bet this makes you all so excited for the holidays!

  4. Hi Kara,
    I love this little vignette of your town and the arrival and unloading of the trees! It captures that small village feel and I can just hear the anticipation through your word images. What a beautiful scene!

  5. What a vivid and beautiful picture you paint! Our family used to make a trek to the nearby mountains each year with a tree-cutting permit in hand to find our 'perfect' tree. By the time our kids were in college, we had finally figured out the 'perfect' size to fit in our house ;).

  6. seems like a lot of work but more so fun and joy for many more

    Have a nice ABC-day / - Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-team)

  7. Love it! I feel the excitement.

  8. The tree in Rockefeller Plaza is from Oneonta, and Oneonta has gone nuts for that!



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