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Recent treats:

     Got a Christmas tree on Saturday for a nice price--a little 'Llao-shaped' fellow that makes my place smell wonderful.

     Also got to see 'A Christmas Carol' in 3d at the movies. Quite enjoyed it, and also enjoyed how that story has been a part of, and a blessing to, my Christmas celebrations almost my entire life, from seeing it in play form as a kid, to VHS, television, finally reading the book in my young teen years, more plays and DVD later, and now--fancy-dancy computer-rendered 3d form. What a delight that story is!

     Definitely shaping up to be a very white Christmas this year! Another few inches of snow this morning with a slow commute and late arrival at work that just meant more time to read on the bus for me. I'm looking forward to a very white walk home, before the subzero temps (-20 C) kick in again.
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On December 16th, 2009 12:29 am (UTC), silvanime commented:
Sounds like some fantastic Christmas blessings, right there. I've always wanted to know what a white Christmas would be like, but I don't think I could cope with the temperatures required!

Have you decorated your tree yet?
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On December 16th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
It was certainly cold today! Even when it got up to 6 F/-14 C it still felt colder.

Thanks for the bump in the rump ;)--I finally got the lights on this evening, so just the ornaments left now. Do you have a tree up?
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On December 16th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
I do indeed, but it is an artificial one. I miss the smell, but real pine trees don't cope well in the heat after being cut. We're expecting 99 F/37 C tomorrow.
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On December 16th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Ouch! I'll keep my -14 C thankyouverymuch! ;) And yes, the poor things would dry up quite fast at that temperature.

Now I'm curious what species your area would use if you did get live trees...

I've got the cut-off top branch of my tree right here by my computer so I can sniff it whenever I want. =)
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On December 16th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC), silvanime replied:
Only fractionally off that today. Certainly nice and toasty! I'll turn my computer off soon, before it gets too much warmer in the house.

It may be possible to find out. The city has a pine plantation in the middle of it. Most of the plantation went up in flames a few years back when the bushfires came through, but the majority of it has been replanted.

Alternatively, it is possible to get potted Woolemi pines from the nursery...

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On December 16th, 2009 02:23 pm (UTC), shout_of_joy replied:
Those Wollemi pines are neat-looking! They remind me more of palms than pine trees. =)
What some people here get are Norfolk Island pines in pots and decorate them for Christmas, though since their needles and branches are quite soft, they can't hold anything very heavy. I got one for my mom long ago and she managed to keep it alive for a couple years, but it really needed more space and light.
Yes, those computers really are good at putting out heat!