Sunday, August 10, 2008


I don't even know what kind of tree this is, unfortunately. I mean, I could: I know people. I just haven't bothered.

So the story here is that the husband and I were out driving around in March or so, and saw this tree on the side of the road. It's "wearing" a Christmas decoration of some kind of tinsel garland, but of course my brain initially read the image as a sparkly boa. I got the Christmas thing a split second later, but trees wearing Christmas ornaments is just a less interesting thought than trees in feather boas. And so voila: gay conifers.

I took a picture back then, but didn't like the way it turned out. Wouldn't have thought about it again until the next time I was really pressed for a blog entry, except that we wound up accidentally on the same stretch of road recently, so I tried again with the picture. This picture is an improvement, but I was still sufficiently insecure about whether or not people would be able to see where the joke came from that I've bored you with all this explanation anyway.


Benjamin Vogt said...

I don't see why we can't respect lifestyle choices of trees and other organisms just as we do for humans. I say "you go girl" to that conifer. Live your fabu life! And where DID you find such a gorgeous boa?

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Perennial Gardener said...

That is too funny, the conifer & Benjamin's comment. :)