Should have worn snow pants too. . .but I digress.
I kind of felt sad to think that we were going to cut down a perfectly good tree, especially at a time like now when a large percentage of our National Forest pines have been obliterated by the Pine Beetles in the last few years. But, the beetle kill is part of the natural process, making way for a cleaner forest and hardier trees.
We passed several trees that were great, but none that really caught our attention until we came upon a lone 10+ foot pine with a few scraggly branches and more than one point on the top.
We took a few celebratory photos and proceeded to chop it down.
Together with the tree tied to a rope we trekked out of the snow and back to the truck, simultaneously working of the previous days turkey dinner. . . .
What a beautiful day - and a fun thing to do with my new husband! I will post photos of the decorations later.