Letting Go by grizzlysghost

Letting Go

Is So Hard To Do

Is there a rule saying I can't have my Christmas tree on display past Easter?

Oh, and new snow. :)
I thought it was bad luck after the 12th day
January 15th, 2013  
I'd have mine up all year if I could, always looks so bear when they come down :-(
Mind you every cloud and all that, I love putting them back up again ;-)
January 15th, 2013  
Ah, I missed that 12 day deadline... so fingers crossed that's mot so. The cat's were well boo faced, though; I imagine I'll be finding baubles in corners 'til gone June.
January 15th, 2013  
Burn it
January 15th, 2013  
fabulous composition! and I am equally struggling to let go ;_)

@peterdegraaff well, officially Christmas doesn't end until Candlemass on Feb 2nd...and in Catholic churches the Christmas trees usually stay up until then :-) anyway that's my excuse for keeping the decorations and lights for a little while longer...
January 15th, 2013  
haha im the same! my xmas tree is still up at home :) cant let go eitehr
January 15th, 2013  
great shot!
January 15th, 2013  
We have a self-imposed family rule that it can't go up before E's bday (Dec 6) and must come down by C's (Jan 5)....but this year we just didn't get 'er dun. Tree is still in corner, but it only has an angel, one decoration and one candy cane on it!
January 15th, 2013  
I love Christmas! Lovely shot as well!
January 15th, 2013  
Outstanding shot! I Love that you can see Barrett looking out the window :) And I know it is so sad taking everything down... I took all my stuff down on Sunday.
January 15th, 2013  
My son cried when ours came down and went out the door (it was a real tree), but only having it up for a month each year is what makes it special. Have it up too long and I think it loses some of it's "specialness." Pretty bokeh though.
January 15th, 2013  
This is a great shot, love the tree bokeh, my sister had hers up until after Easter a few years ago.
January 15th, 2013  
Love the composition and the lighting. i was so happy to have my house back but I am missing the instant bokeh! I also love how your pup is staring out the door waiting for you!
January 15th, 2013  
@sunshinephoto5 Yes, Bennett has GOT to have any eye on me at all times! Even when he goes outside to do his business, he rushes around to find me as soon as he comes inside :) You'd think he has separation anxiety, but when I take my son to school in the morning, he goes into his crate willingly (expectantly any more) and doesn't say a peep. He's a good boy! :)
January 15th, 2013  
Great shot!! I was sad when I took my Christmas tree down. It was a good one this year.
January 15th, 2013  
Oh I don't know Aaron, I think you could keep it up and then just decorate it for the different holidays and seasons, Why not. Then it's up and you can get an early start.
January 15th, 2013  
Same here except the snow, I need snow. Otherwise its just brown season...
January 15th, 2013  
I think here the photo describes the title ! Very well done :).
January 15th, 2013  
The one in our ski house stays up year round. We just take the ornaments off. Snow and sleet in the forecast here tonight.
January 15th, 2013  
That reminds me, I need to take my tree down. I unplugged it, and forgot it......
January 15th, 2013  
LOL I still have mine also. I keep it as long as I want to. Wonderful shot.
January 16th, 2013  
It is always a sad time taking it all down. Then the house feels so naked and bare. I didn't last two days after Christmas for my stuff to go. I'm too OCD lol!! Wonderful shot. Love how you can see your big baby watching you :)
January 16th, 2013  
and Bennett watching and wondering why he's not outside too? If you just leave the lights on and take off the Christmasy decorations....is it still a Christmas tree or just ornamental?
January 16th, 2013  
Like your perspective from the outside looking in... because Bennett is on the inside looking out. And I say as long as you enjoy your tree, leave it up! Our live tree was drying out so it had to go... but it made the house smell so good!
January 16th, 2013  
Haha, Bennett reminds me of my lab Eddie. He’s always by my side. I’m flattered at how much he loves me, but in truth he probably just thinks I’m a biscuit dispenser.
January 16th, 2013  
@lynnb Oh yea, it's a full-on Christmas tree Lynn; it will have to go! Probably in the next couple of days :)
January 16th, 2013  
@lisjam1 Haha Lisabell!
January 16th, 2013  
cute bokeh .......
January 16th, 2013  
just leave 'em on-----only 11 months more to come :)
January 16th, 2013  
You just want to continue with the bokeh!
January 16th, 2013  
:)
January 16th, 2013  
You can keep it up as long as you want..its beautiful in the background!
January 16th, 2013  
Bennett is great. The tree is great. There are no rules!!! (My undecorated white tree is up at work and my decorated one at home)
January 16th, 2013  
TC
IDK about the new snow, but you could add valentine ornaments, followed by St Patty's day and then Easter, etc and make it a year long piece :)
Great DOF!
January 16th, 2013  
You could just keep it as a photo prop...sort of bokeh on tap...
January 16th, 2013  
great shot. Was gonna say "its time to take the tree down dude!"
January 16th, 2013  
Re name it 'bokeh tree that should fix it!! I'm too superstitious, down by 12th night....its normally shedding loads of needles by then anyway! Love looking in!!
January 16th, 2013  
Yes there is!! No rule about fairy lights though!
January 16th, 2013  
it will be again around the corner sooner as we know... ;)
January 16th, 2013  
Nice shot!!
January 16th, 2013  
Always a reason to celebrate! I keep a string of white lights around my mirror.
January 16th, 2013  
A lovely shot,love the tree bokeh!! It' s quite sad to see them go!!
January 16th, 2013  
Love the snowy table top.
Hey I've seen people leave their house decorations up all year, so why not your tree. ;)
January 16th, 2013  
Lovely! The Christmas season is so short. Good luck packing it all away.
January 16th, 2013  
I once knew someone that kept their tree up and in the front bay windows all year round. she didn't light it though till Christmas....
January 16th, 2013  
yes - there is absolutely a rule about christmas trees and christmas wreaths and mistletoe and what-not displayed past jan 31... i am the holiday police and if you're not careful, i'm gonna issue you a ticket... but hey, never fear... i'm sure there will be suitable excuses for bokeh, hallmark cards, gifts and decorations around valentines day, st. patrick's day, easter and may day ;p pretty shot :)
January 17th, 2013  
hehe both of mine are still up :o)
January 17th, 2013  
pretty! there is probably some rule but some rules are meant to be broken.
January 19th, 2013  
On my street, way down there, there is a crumby house nestled in with the nice ones. They have their tree up till Easter. The ugliest, smoke stained tree you've ever seen. Don't be that ugly Easter tree guy Aaron....people like me make fun of people like that ;)
January 19th, 2013  
@shutterbugger Haha, love it! Thanks Jenn!
January 19th, 2013  
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