a story of an indoor outdoor tree

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I wanted a natural
Christmas tree this year
bought a lovely Yaupon holly
set it up and decided to decorate the next day
well
NATURAL
includes ants!
the next morning
they were everywhere
we now have a lovely outdoor Christmas tree

31 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

my daughters friend bought a christmas tree at the lot and came home, decorated it... then noticed tiny spots on her presents. the tree had been full of tick eggs and when she warmed it up the eggs hatched; thousands of ticks all over her presents.
yours has a happier ending!

Ange said...

It's definitely a beautiful tree! Haha - nature has her way of 'existing' even when we've chosen another. So you will have a beautiful outside Christmas tree. You can't imagine the number of tiny spiders I find in the wood when I first start working with it. Merry Christmas Elk...

jeanamarie said...

beautiful tree...I think I prefer ants to ticks too! Oh my!

A very blessed Christmas to you dear ELK!

Kamana said...

it looks very pretty...inside or out!

Liss said...

The little holly berries are very pretty, shame about the ants.

Country Girl said...

Ants are better than ticks! Love your happy ending, too.

Jewels said...

Hmmm, it's so beautiful anyway. I hope you found another for indoors.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Yea mine was and still is full with little spiders. So I'm vacuum my ceiling every day...grrrr.

I hope you enjoy your outdoor three!

ELK said...
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*jean* said...

ooo ticks, ants??? i guess i'll take the hand-me-down plastic tree my mother unloaded on me...never thought in my entire life i'd have a fake tree...i must admit...it's nice to realize, as i'm driving off, that it is okay that i forgot to turn the lights off..

merry christmas!! your tree is beautiful!!

ELK said...

after we (my husband!) took our holly outside the old standby came down form the attic...the holly is happier in the garden anyway

Mrs. E said...

I've had bats. You've had ants. The year of the pests!

Jeanne Klaver said...

That's one happy looking tree, indoors or out.

m. heart said...

Ha! I've done the let's-bring-these-berries-in-the-house thing too, with similarly disappointing results. It's pretty though!

spread your wings said...

yikes
an outdoor tree is good and yours is so pretty with it's natural red ornaments. decorate it with additional ornaments of pinecones and peanut butter and the birds will love you for it. ; )

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Yikes -- ants? We don't see those in December in NYS! As always, your photos are a welcome and bright spot of color. Have a wonderful holiday.

Char said...

i've heard that about buying potted trees!! i love the tree though. hope you got rid of the ants.

Tracy said...

This is so lovey either way--in or out! Our flight was cancelled due to bad snowy weather on the east coast... so we are waiting for a new flight on Wednesday... Stopping by to say hi while we wait...LOL! Happy Holidays, Elk!

patty said...

oops! but it IS a beauty!

patty said...

oops! but it IS a beauty!

Caroline said...

Oh no ants! Well, at least you have a beautiful tree that will provide years of happiness :)

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Yikes... too funny.

deb said...

That made me laugh out loud. Sorry. I'm sure you were a little less than amused initially.

Reminds me of a certain Christmas carpet staining incident with fresh cranberry garland. The part Martha forgot to mention.

radiantreflections said...

hehe, well it is very beautiful anyhow.

joyce said...

Oh gosh.....gives me the weebie-jeebies!
That's one good thing about the cold we have....no bugs!!

Betsy said...

Oh dear! I know someone who had hundreds of flies hatch out of their live pine tree...after it got inside...ugh.

Outside, your tree is lovely! :)

Christina said...

lol I love that!
xoxo

maccandace said...

I know, sometimes I feel bad having a plastic tree, too, but I guess it beats the laternative. When we used to get a real tree, I always worried about bugs on it even though I never saw any.

Judy @ daily yarns said...

Oh no! But I bet is was beautiful while it lasted in the house.

Relyn said...

Too funny. Sorry, but I am laughing just picturing the dismay on your face when you came across a small army of ants.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love berries ... nice try at a natural tree :-)