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Title: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: ed_o_brain on December 10, 2011, 09:55:12 pm
First year I've had a real tree. Adorned with 'warm' LEDs. Tres Pretty.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6488865643_95fd8c25b9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6488865643/)
Christmas Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6488865643/) by Daniel Cadden Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/ed_o_brain/), on Flickr

Let's see yours then :o)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 10, 2011, 10:06:10 pm
Not mine, but my favourite so far this year.... spotted whilst fixing a prob on their class computer.
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/378712_10150446824336839_551606838_8207277_1038421500_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jaded on December 10, 2011, 10:06:53 pm
We have one of these to go with our nativity.

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/Caganer.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Canardly on December 10, 2011, 10:13:45 pm
Must take a photo of house near here and show u lot its stunning.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: ed_o_brain on December 11, 2011, 06:11:57 pm
Trying to remember what those blocks are called @Crinkly
That's a novel use for them!
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 11, 2011, 06:16:55 pm
unifix, multifix or multilink, depending on who you ask :)

It's a bit clever, isn't it?
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: border-rider on December 12, 2011, 12:56:35 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6498661779_00e0deeed5_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: mike on December 12, 2011, 01:03:15 pm
will be moved into the house in a few days, now it's had a good airing round Essex..

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a19/mikes99mail/IMG_0503.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jaded on December 12, 2011, 01:04:44 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6498661779_00e0deeed5_z.jpg)

Aaah, a cat caganer.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Speshact on December 12, 2011, 01:05:10 pm
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BHRPUtUXzcI/TuB37DTR0OI/AAAAAAAABXw/CuoP45wwJxc/s320/Photo5961.jpg)
The lego xmas tree at St Pancras. Close up here (http://kenningtonpob.blogspot.com/2011/12/riding-into-winter-with-pedal-power.html)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: LEE on December 12, 2011, 05:08:41 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6498661779_00e0deeed5_z.jpg)

How much does it cost to give your tree a CAT Scan?
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Wowbagger on December 12, 2011, 05:15:16 pm
We have one of these to go with our nativity.

(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/Caganer.jpg)

How did you persuade Flatus to sit still for so long?
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Eccentrica Gallumbits on December 12, 2011, 05:20:34 pm
We were fed up, bored and very ready for a distraction at work this morning so we

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/worktree3.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v379/Flossiesdoll/Random%20stuff/worktree2.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: numbnuts on December 14, 2011, 01:31:24 pm
I got a Christmas tree, I don't normally bother as I live on my own, but you have to get in to the mood of it all
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/YakDiver/christmastree.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: David Martin on December 17, 2011, 01:58:18 pm
We made our way via various icy paths and tracks to the local PYO Christmas Tree Farm.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6525564837_b0d57d8f34_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525564837/)
IMG_2033 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525564837/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

Supervisor remarks to helper - "don't offer to carry it to his car, he probably lives in Dundee or Perth..."
All the lads were snapping pics on their phones or cameras..

Anyhow, the first part home is uphill - not too bad, I didn't even need the granny ring.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6525542435_6ddc26b94b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525542435/)
The Christmas Tree hunters return.. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525542435/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

Then through the woodland. Does it look suspicious heading out of the council woods with a tree strapped to the back of your bike?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6525543347_ee0a6f3574_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525543347/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525543347/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

A stop by the ponds - the ice was *not* tested..
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7001/6525545559_6d5e4dee29_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525545559/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525545559/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr
Some of the storm damage had been cleared, but some trees were still down.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6525547013_e5bed55a0d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525547013/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525547013/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr

Home and happy, despite a minor spill on an icy path in Camperdown Park. We stuck to the road after that - nearly 10yo doing a good job in traffic.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 17, 2011, 08:35:08 pm
That's fab :)

EldestCub decorated his other Auntie's tree, round at Granny and Grandad's house.
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/380517_10150462300491839_551606838_8253225_1513905408_n.jpg)

And then we went and bought ours, which will probably get done tomorrow.  If I can work out where to keep the mtb and trailerbike to make space for it....
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: bomber on December 17, 2011, 10:39:30 pm
(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/381835_10150455375832080_512382079_8619270_1856094048_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: mcshroom on December 17, 2011, 11:54:53 pm
Just got round to putting mine up: -

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ICz0SPfn-4w/Tu0rhu33EGI/AAAAAAAAAxU/1Lnr5iNkn2Y/s512/Photo0083.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on December 17, 2011, 11:56:55 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6525547013_e5bed55a0d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525547013/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6525547013/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr
This photo especially makes me quite nostalgic for the Polish forest round FiL's place. Only the logged trees look different - darker, I'm not sure if they are a different species (most there are Scots pine, spruce and larch) or perhaps they have been stored there for longer - in Poland they are normally felled in late summer and carted off pretty quickly.

 :thumbsup: for the whole expedition.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: gordon taylor on December 18, 2011, 07:22:01 am
We had two small children to look after yesterday morning. They put the tree up and made us smile.

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c22/gordon1314/IMG_2634.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Wowbagger on December 18, 2011, 09:28:35 am
We haven't bothered and I doubt if the other two will have the appetite for a tree because it's a PITA. Our grand-daughter won't be coming here over Christmas - we will be going there on Boxing Day - but if she were I'd make some effort.

A splendid effort by David Martin. Your son's coat makes it look as though it's snowing.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: fboab on December 18, 2011, 12:44:32 pm
Chez Chris S

(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/2011-12-18110437.jpg)

La Famille boab will be raiding local woods tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 18, 2011, 08:32:30 pm
We haz tree!

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/408396_10150464366401839_551606838_8263013_1525038194_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: jogler on December 18, 2011, 08:45:22 pm
someone's nicked a loada books'nstuff from one of your fireside alcove's :o
 ;D
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Kim on December 18, 2011, 08:57:43 pm
Room for more bikes, innit.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: David Martin on December 18, 2011, 09:02:22 pm
Damn. That tree we lugged home is far too good quality. It is more like an upright, rather dense conical hedge. Next year I will get one 2ft shorter and stand it on a table..
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: geraldc on December 19, 2011, 09:53:35 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6536789781_fa0dd83967.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77272293@N00/6536789781/)

This is from a couple of weeks ago. As we're not going to visit family at Xmas, other half decided she wanted a real Xmas. So went off to get a tree. Cue me carrying a 9ft tree, 1 mile through London to save on a £15 delivery charge. Scrooge lives!

The tree was only 20kg, what made it really tiring was that the streets were so crowded, I had to carry it upright in a bear hug, all the way.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Peter on December 19, 2011, 10:11:17 am
Are "the crowds" all on that bus?
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jaded on December 19, 2011, 10:39:03 am
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6536789781_fa0dd83967.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77272293@N00/6536789781/)
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/Fourth-plinth-top-10-001.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 19, 2011, 11:42:08 am
I'm not the only one that thought of that, then?

(btw geraldc happy, slightly late, birthday!  I knew there was another one)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: geraldc on December 19, 2011, 11:49:36 am
Are "the crowds" all on that bus?

That's an access road round the back of Westfield, so was the only quiet bit of the route. Essentially I then walked through London's premier shopping centre carrying a giant tree, then had a stroll down Uxbridge Road.

Tree post fettling. I wanted tinsel on the tree, but apparently it's not aesthetically pleasing

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6542501381_94bd6a03cf.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77272293@N00/6542501381/)

Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: fboab on December 20, 2011, 05:50:16 pm
We've no room for a tree, so just get 'bits'.
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/2011-12-20123629.jpg)

and then do this:
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/2011-12-20172026.jpg)

Festivity without a footprint.

(The other tree on the wall is an advent calendar I made in 1998 when I was a good better mummy)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Kim on December 20, 2011, 08:35:18 pm
Ah, the computer science approach.  Root at the top, leaves at the bottom.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 20, 2011, 08:55:40 pm
(The other tree on the wall is an advent calendar I made in 1998 when I was a good better mummy)

Hmmm.. rides bikes, bakes cake, has a healthy sense of the ridiculous and plenty of spirit of adventure, swears like a trooper, remarkably good at putting stuff in perspective, makes me laugh like a drain...

Y'know what fboab?  If I didn't quite like the one I've got and I wasn't the best part of 20 years too old, I'd be quite happy for you to be my mum :)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Charlotte on December 23, 2011, 08:51:16 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6560829361_0c3d42a1ca_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyope/6560829361/)
Christmas tree 2011 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyope/6560829361/) by lyope (http://www.flickr.com/people/lyope/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6560836483_a32803925a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyope/6560836483/)
Keep Calm bauble (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lyope/6560836483/) by lyope (http://www.flickr.com/people/lyope/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Kim on December 23, 2011, 09:03:06 pm
Is that what I think it is on the top of the tree?
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Julian on December 23, 2011, 09:04:03 pm
If you think it's an alien chestburster plushie, then yes.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Kim on December 23, 2011, 09:04:41 pm
Excellent.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: ed_o_brain on December 24, 2011, 01:15:13 pm
There's a lot of detail in the bauble's refection! Was that taken with your X10?

Does this count:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6563871833_a4965cb24d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6563871833/)
Festive Feline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6563871833/) by Daniel Cadden Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/ed_o_brain/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: David Martin on December 24, 2011, 03:34:54 pm
No more than this - It's a tree and it is Christmassy..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6564157199_f5d39dee8b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6564157199/)
IMG_0361 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidmam/6564157199/) by davidmamartin (http://www.flickr.com/people/davidmam/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Charlotte on December 24, 2011, 03:50:35 pm
There's a lot of detail in the bauble's refection! Was that taken with your X10?

No, that was my D7000 with a nifty fifty stopped down to "very sharp indeedy".  Problem was, we had to snog for three seconds whilst we waited for the shutter to close again!

Does this count:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6563871833_a4965cb24d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6563871833/)
Festive Feline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/6563871833/) by Daniel Cadden Photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/ed_o_brain/), on Flickr

Absolutely - fab shot  :D
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: geraldc on December 24, 2011, 04:54:36 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6564765541_610ba8eaac.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77272293@N00/6564765541/)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Peter on December 24, 2011, 05:02:56 pm
Great pictures - everyone!
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: drossall on December 24, 2011, 06:15:42 pm
My club's entry for the Christmas tree festival at a local church (got second place I believe). I can claim no credit for this:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/389807_2610906965357_1635487354_2507394_494179934_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jaded on December 24, 2011, 06:51:54 pm
(http://www.alfiecat.co.uk/yetacf/bea_cat_xmas.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: SandyV on December 25, 2011, 07:05:05 am
Here is ours.  Yes, I do ascribe to the "more is more" school of tree decoration.

(http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy155/sandyvigar/Christmas%202011/DSC_0006.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Julian on December 26, 2011, 12:29:38 pm
I like the Wiggle box under the tree :)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Wobbly John on December 26, 2011, 04:58:00 pm
Our tree is nothing special, but I thought this thread would be the most appropriate place to post this:

The Aussies have set the bar high with this tree:

Christmas Tree made from recycled bikes (http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/tree-cycle-the-recycled-christmas-tree-of-the-rocks.html)  :D

(http://www.odditycentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/bicycle-Christmas-tree2-550x366.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on December 26, 2011, 10:37:16 pm
Have ridden past this one a few times in the last few days, but today I finally stopped to get a (rubbish taken with phone) pic.  Made me smile eah time I saw it :)

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/397640_10150479818331839_551606838_8329820_148254190_n.jpg)

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/400509_10150479818001839_551606838_8329817_1967309236_n.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Arch on January 01, 2012, 12:58:43 am
Is it making a trunk call?
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: geraldc on December 15, 2013, 11:21:42 pm
Tree up. Must be the first

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/11392648676_8f37332d3b.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jaded on December 16, 2013, 12:20:24 am
We've got a tree up, but no decorations on it.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: CrinklyLion on January 06, 2014, 03:47:01 pm
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-F4rHpIWSi2Q/UsrOk_zGMII/AAAAAAAAAGQ/KxFlJ3mZMO4/s512/2014-01-05%252016.54.16.jpg)

minimalist version...
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QoueBLpyDP8/UsrOo-IOPtI/AAAAAAAAAGY/BVqzpnZ1hD4/s512/2014-01-06%252015.05.48.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jaded on January 06, 2014, 04:00:50 pm
Hopefully you can put it back together for next Christmas.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: geraldc on January 06, 2014, 04:38:08 pm
It's rubbish day today, the streets of Hammersmith are paved with Xmas trees!
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: JStone on January 07, 2014, 10:03:36 am
The tree rustles, shakes and dislodges a shower of needles & baubles as the final decoration climbs into place

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YxiL_7825wk/UsvOpDKxTMI/AAAAAAAAHOc/UJw8EyfZXlg/s640/IMG_0553.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Peter on January 07, 2014, 10:25:38 am
 ;D
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: fboab on December 10, 2016, 02:36:28 pm
(http://i952.photobucket.com/albums/ae7/fboab/20161210_141643.jpg)
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Jakob W on December 10, 2016, 06:54:17 pm
Excellent.
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Ruthie on December 10, 2016, 11:56:52 pm
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/248/31522997936_1b7822f7fb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q2zB3q)VI  Xmas (https://flic.kr/p/Q2zB3q) by Ruth Irving (https://www.flickr.com/photos/106826773@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Christmas Tree Photo Thread
Post by: Basil on December 11, 2016, 11:15:39 am
Ours

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4380/35520781393_60c89ee33c_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W7RhMp)20161211_110319 (https://flic.kr/p/W7RhMp) by Basil W (https://www.flickr.com/photos/153328377@N08/), on Flickr