Our little tree

We had great success finding and cutting down the perfect little tree this weekend. We toasted our festive endeavor with friends and a bottle of Franck Bonville "Brut Selection" Blanc de Blancs Champagne. The wine, which is available at K&L Wine Merchants, is a spectacular value.

Made with 100% Chardonnay grapes, this fizzy joy has luscious texture and scads of flavor. The clean clay notes mingle perfectly with slight honey and peach zing.

It is everything you want in a Champagne! And our tree is everything we could want in a little tree...

Little Tree
E. E. Cummings

little tree
little silent Christmas tree
you are so little
you are more like a flower

who found you in the green forest
and were you very sorry to come away?
see i will comfort you
because you smell so sweetly

i will kiss your cool bark
and hug you safe and tight
just as your mother would,
only don’t be afraid

look the spangles
that sleep all the year in a dark box
dreaming of being taken out and allowed to shine,
the balls the chains red and gold the fluffy threads,

put up your little arms
and i’ll give them all to you to hold
every finger shall have its ring
and there won’t be a single place dark or unhappy

then when you’re quite dressed
you’ll stand in the window for everyone to see
and how they’ll stare!
oh but you’ll be very proud

and my little sister and i will take hands
and looking up at our beautiful tree
we’ll dance and sing
"Noel Noel"


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