This is the season for decorating Christmas Trees in Australia, the German custom introduced to England and her colonies by Albert, Queen Victoria’s consort. However, the tradition of decorating trees winds back through the ages and different cultures to very ancient times.
Pondering upon the tradition of decorating trees I can see connections to the Tree of Life, moreso after wandering in the garden and discovering that Mother Nature had been busy decorating for the season.
It seems She has a penchant for red, the classic Christmas colour scheme, but not as the holly featured in colder climates.
She has her own baubles, beautiful fluffy balls the birds love ,
and a familiar flower, especially in Europe, that has acclimatized well out here.
Now She adds some white baubles to contrast and enhance. Perhaps that is She, in the guise as the Spinner-Waver, or maybe Arachne, about to create shimmering, silver strands to add sparkle as the rain and dew place their pendants to send out tiny rainbows.
White stars are sprinkled around in profusion.
Some twine and weave , creating chains of perfumed stars.
There are red stars too.
To add to the visual display is the choir whose range and clarity makes unforgettable music, music of the angels.
No one can outdo Her creations of wonder.Yet not all appreciate what is on offer.
May your festive season whatever your belief system be one of wonder\and your New Year coloured with peace and joy.