As far as white Christmases go, we haven’t done too badly during the festive seasons we have spent away from home. Two of them have been snow filled – one of them overly so – we were grateful for the snow-blowing machine that came with the house that year I can tell you…
As it’s Christmas Eve, I thought you might enjoy a couple of pictures of the day we spent “adopting” our Christmas tree in a Danish winter wonderland a couple of years ago…
From one beautiful Christmas tree forest to another – this year’s Bavarian style affair. Which, although the day was by no means white, still managed to feel incredibly Christmassy. We parked Grandad at the bottom of the hill (next to the open fires and the gluhwein stall) whilst we marched upwards through the forest to the selected Tannenbaum chopping area.
And with the stunning backdrop of the Bavarian Alps showing off at sunset, we selected our tree, apologised to it for cutting it down (one day when we move somewhere with a long-term garden, we will go back to the potted version, promise!) and tried to ignore the mud (and the small Boy now covered from head to toe in the stuff) as we trundled back down the hill again with our prize….
What a lovely tree, I’d love to do this x
Thanks Cass… It makes a change for us too! :) x
Your images are always so beautiful.
I love how you apologised to the tree – I feel that it is sad to cut down a tree that is living to bring it in to decorate xxx
Thanks so much Swazi! :) x
Shell Louise says
Your tree is simply gorgeous. I’ve never had a real tree but I’ve made a promise to myself that I will have one one year!
Thanks so much Shell! :)
mellissa williams says
Beautiful pictures. I have only had a real tree once, so I’m a bit envious.
I have just had a new camera for Christmas would love a comment on my Seaside Town In Winter post if you get a chance
I will pop over… Thanks Melissa! :)
looks like some great christmas memories, i love the pic of your decorated tree
Thanks Anna! :)
Oh my those are stunning photos! Looks like an amazing Christmas. Hope you have a happy new year x
Thank you… I hope you do too! :)
How flipping lovely! What a great way to get a tree – I’m never going back to an artificial one again :)
Thanks Annie! :) xx
Abby Boid says
Crikey – that looks perfect! Hope your Christmas was as good as the amazing photos.
Thanks Abby! :)
That is a proper trip to choose a Christmas tree! Beautiful pictures.
Thank you Janie! :)
your pics look amazing! lovely tree! :) x
Thanks Fritha! :)
Oh my goodness me!!! Those pictures are the epitomy of christmas! SO beautiful x
Thank you Keri! :)
That top photo is absolutely gorgeous! Lovely festive photos from around the world. WE tried to do the potted tree and it always dies :( This year we went for the cut version and you can’t beat the smell and look of it. Happy Christmas!
This has been our best yet I think, not dropped a single needle. Thank you! :)
Mrs. Chasing the Donkey says
So cute you apologised to him / her :) I also said we’ll do a potted version when we get our house finished next year. Hope you had a wonderful time with your family.
Thank you. Looking forward to busier New Year’s celebrations… Hope you had a good Christmas too! :)
Wow, now that is a wonter wonderland! Your pictures look so very festive and all that Christmas is meant to be. I love your tree, looks like it needed a ladder for the star n the top! Thank you for sharing your past and present Christmas Eve’s on Country Kids.
Thanks so much Fiona! :)
Thank you so much lovely Pia. Likewise, I hope you have a fabulous festive season, and a great New Year! PS. Will let you in to a little secret about the tree… When I put this together earlier, it was still light and I couldn’t get a pic of the tree I liked, so this is actually a pic of the last time we were in Bavaria at Christmas time, 2 years ago, and quite possibly the worst tree we have ever ever had. By the 2nd January it had hardly a single needle left on it, I couldn’t wait to get rid of it! :D We got it from a garden centre I think! :D
What wonderful Christmas memories you’re making (including the apologies to your lovely tree). Merry Christmas to you and yours, Emma. Hope you have one filled with much joy. xx