Solstice tree, Yule log

Solstice treeNorthern Christmas celebrations include trees in various different ways, and I’ve recently riffed on two of them in photo essays at my blog: “O Solstice Tree” and “Yule Log.”

Obviously these are far from the last words on the subject, so don’t be shy about submitting your own holiday tree posts. (What about the holly and the ivy, for example? Which trees are best for wreaths? And what’s the deal with mistletoe? Is there something about its parasitic nature which makes it an ideal icon for lovers?)

About Dave Bonta

I live in an Appalachian hollow in the Juniata watershed of central Pennsylvania, and spend a great deal of time walking in the woods. My books of poetry include FAILED STATE: HAIBUN, ICE MOUNTAIN: AN ELEGY, BREAKDOWN: BANJO POEMS, and ODES TO TOOLS.

Posted on December 15, 2011, in Christmas trees and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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