Our tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree in the Santa Cruz Mountains always provides us with a new adventure. While in search of the perfect tree between the raindrops, we discovered a little friend by the creek, Fred the Newt.
We thought we might bring him home with us; he would be the perfect pet -quiet and easy going - but in the end we knew he would live a better life by the creek. After setting our amphibian friend free to join his friends in the forest, we discovered at long last the perfect tree.
The layered open branching and the long needles of the white fir enchanted us, we had never seen such a beautiful tree, nor this type before at this farm, and indeed we found it was the last of its kind on the property! We felt lucky and excited to bring it home.
The tree is now decorated, the presents are wrapped and tucked under its branches and we are ready to celebrate with friends and family on Christmas Day. We wish you much joy and many blessings this holiday season!