Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 27: Christmas Trees

Today is the day we put up our Christmas tree.  No doubt G will help, and this year his assistance might include more than taking an ornament and running.  *Smile*

In the book A Wish to be a Christmas Tree author Colleen Monroe writes about an overgrown pine living at North Star Tree Farm. This tree feels sad to be overlooked by families who choose “the fat Scotch pine” and the “fir so fine.”

The animals at the tree farm all speak up and tell the pine tree how he is “more than just a great, big tree.”

“Your branches keep us safe and warm,
you are our shelter from the storm.”
A cardinal flying by chirped in,
“You are my safety from the wind.”

Illustrator Michael Glenn Monroe paints the snowy pages with skies of pink, orange and yellow.  Detailed forest animals, such as a white-tailed deer, squirrel and white rabbit gather and bring gifts of holly berry and acorns to decorate the snow-draped, sleepy pine.

All this typing about Christmas decorating makes me feel inspired.  Time to put up some Christmas lights!

What are your favorite Christmas books?   I’ll tell you a secret.  I think Santa will bring G the following book this year:  The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.


My Library List:
Preview Day: 30 Days of Farm Kid Stories
Day 1: One Moment
Day 2: Perfect Pizza
Day 3: Our Heartland
Day 4: Pasta Fistful
Day 5: One Fast Grower
Day 6: Farmer Seuss
Day 7: Just One Cookie?
Day 8: Frowns Turn into Smiles
Day 9: BOO-HA

Day 10: Big Red Barn
Day 11: Magic with Vegetables

Day 12: Call to Action
Day 13: BOOM
Day 14: Ponies and Cowboys
Day 15: Value to our Trees
Day 16: Tractor Time
Day 17: Wishing for a Washing
Day 18: United Tweets
Day 19: Popcorn Pops
Day 20: Busy Places
Day 21: Peas Please
Day 22: Thankful
Day 23: Splashes of Ink
Day 24: Fantastic Machines
Day 25: Secrets of Quilts

Day 26: L is for Lincoln

Our blogging host Holly Spangler writes “30 Days on a Prairie Farm” this month on her blog: My Generation.


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