Monday, March 16, 2009
The St. Patrick's Day Tree
When Christmas was over I decided to keep the tree up and decorate it for each holiday throughout the year. I took all the Christmas decor off and added Valentine's Day decorations. After Valentine's Day, I did a St. Patrick's Day tree filled with little green sparkle hats, shamrocks, charms, silver beads, dark and light green carnations, silver balls and white bows and ribbon. (on right).
As I've mentioned before, Jim and I have delighted in the various holiday trees we've been able to enjoy. They have given soft light and a sense of quiet calm to our home, night after night. They also give one an endless feeling of childhood happiness. I've noticed, when the tree lights are turned off, that part of the room now seems lifeless and dull.
The tree can be seen from the street and I'm sure many of our neighbors think we still have our Christmas tree up, but at my age I don't worry much about what other people think. I care more about living with those things that bring joy and contentment.
***What brings you childlike joy and contentment?