windstorm christmas tree
it's never all that windy here, so it was very exciting on thursday to go out christmas tree hunting on the windiest day of the year!
the whole household went together: darin, me, joey and emily, in search of the perfect, slightly-charlie-brownish-but-still-nice-and-bushy-comfy sweet tree.
we headed to Sacred Paths organic farm, operated by our friend stephanie sorenson, a place of good vibes, rustic outdoor fire pits, medicine wheels, herbs in abundance and all sorts of wild growing things, and love.
ahhhhh, fresh cedar and fir trees, radiant oaks, wind blowing all the leaves and pinecones around, cool and lively, a madcap swirly day.
all the power was out from the east side of placerville on up the hill, including all the tree farms and apple hill businesses.
luckily, you only need man power to cut down a christmas tree.
we got a real cutie.
there are all kinds of goodies at sacred paths, from dried lavender bundles to the raddest outdoor kiva, to rustic wooden chairs for tots.
miss stephanie herself, such a wise and wonderful earth mama soul.
evergreen hair decor:
we couldn't resist a stop for some fruit and goodies at Boa Vista orchard on the way home.
their stands and goodies were literally blowing away! they had no power and were only doing cash transactions. there were only a few other customers and a nice darkish feeling of comraderie as we bought our goods during the windstorm.
then back home for an afternoon of tree trimming.
i can't imagine much else cozier.
awwww how i love december!
happy holidays to all of you.