We went in search of the elusive perfect Christmas tree today… The charge was led by Quinlan, with Lorelei slightly behind as his lieutenant… Megan provided transportation support… Vernon and Brandon were infantry… covering lots of ground, doing the actual grunt work!  Me?  I was the self-imposed scout, trying to find the little spruce or fir amongst the junipers and lodgepoles…

searchThe first spot was pretty rough country for short people.  And, I might add, for overweight and out of shape people too!

VernonVernon checks this one out… Yes, the sagebrush is that tall and yes, there was enough snow…

In a different spot, I almost heard the choir singing when I stumbled upon this little opening full of small trees!

treesThey were the perfect height, and on the lower side, there were even little firs… After stumbling around the snow covered downed timber that lurked throughout the patch, I huffed my way back to the pickup and declared that if someone wanted another one, they could go, but I wasn’t going to go back down there to the bottom side!

We had what we came for… two nice little trees… two tired little kids… and four adults that had an outing in search of the still elusive, perfect tree…



Elusive — 4 Comments

  1. What a wonderful adventure, looking for that perfect tree out in the open rather than at a Garden Centre. I’m afraid my tree is a 3′ from a well know shop in the UK, with its artificial (but real looking) branches covered with white. It will be put up high away from an inquisitive 18 month Grandson. Enjoy decorating your trees.

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