Merry Christmas One and All!Posted December 23, 2011 by Malina
California rafters provided the Christmas tree for the Capitol this year! Well, not really. But the tree DID come from the Stanislaus Forest, which is verrrrrry close to some of our rivers…………..so we like to think that we somehow had something to do with it. Probably a bit of vainglory but it is the most wonderful time of the year to take credit for things we had nothing to do with, right? 🙂 Admit it, though, it is kinda cool that the national Christmas tree came from our very own Golden State this year. For you Arbor Day nuts out there, you can get all sorts of wacky facts about this year’s tree at the tree’s own website. For instance, the tree is 118 years old! And it’s lit with 100,000 lights! yowza! Merry Christmas one and all…………..we hope it’s a beautiful one even if your tree is closer to Charlie Brown’s than the Capitol’s.
(above: the lovely tree before it was cut down and taken off to the nation’s capitol……)