Monday, December 20, 2010

Night and day

Older New England towns have a wonderful custom of setting up a beautiful Christmas tree on the town green, or using an existing tree in town that can be decorated each year. Below is a picture taken of a local tree, decorated in only white lights. It's quite pretty, in it's simple way, when driving home from work.









But is really what it seems to be?



Or is it something else?











It is a tree sculpture made from recycled items, including flattened oil drums. It certainly has put the "green" in the holiday tree! The main tree trunk seems to be a recycled utility pole. I'm enjoying it, and hope you do, too.


6 comments:

Maria said...

That is interesting looking! Do they just put it up for Christmas or is it there all year round? I have never seen anything like that on a green around here!!!!

Wendy said...

Very cool! I was looking a the first picture and thinking how pretty it was in the near darkness, but seen in the light with an understanding of what it really is, it's that much more beautiful.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hi Maria,
It was just built for this holiday season. I don't know whether it will remain, or what will become of it.

Hi Wendy,
I'm glad you like it! It is also very pretty much later at night, 'naturally' ;)

farmlady said...

Amazing! Flattened oil drums. Who would have thought? Looks good in the daytime too.
Merry Christmas...

Robj98168 said...

I like this alot. I wish my city would do something like this- the tree we light gets so much flak over the location(it is owned by and on an electrical contractor's property- lit free of charge, but they do have the fire trucks come to help string the lights- of course some folks around here bitch and moan that the fire fighters are taken away from the fire house even though they are in radio contact from the station- 3 blocks away)Anyway this seems to be a great answer

The Curious Cat said...

Wow -what a cool idea!!! :) xxx