Anyway, the aluminum tree came with a light that shone upon the tree and changed colors thanks to the color wheel. For hours I would sit and try to decide if I liked the green, or the yellow, or the red better. From the tree my love of gaudy began. However, now I buy a real evergreen tree, and do the normal thing, ornaments and tinsel. The majority of people in Phoenix where I live, even minus snow, stick to the concept of white, green, red, gold, silver when decorating. We color inside the lines.
Last week while I was in Cost Rica this greeted us at our hotel room. By the way, those blue lights flashed like a disco. Spiffy, eh? And here is the Costa Rican idea of fireplace mantel. All that is missing is their Santa who wears a flowing, furry, and to the floor mind you, red cape with a gorgeous white curly beard. I saw him on Costa Rican television and he matched the flashy fireplace. He looked dashing, as if his Mrs. Claus looked more like Pamela Anderson. Sexy.
Here is a tree at the other hotel room where we stayed. Belive me I didn't intend to look like the tree but, oh well, might as well do as the natives do.
I think next year I'm gonna gaudy up my tree. Forget the cherished ornaments and gold garland and include some big splashy neon pink bows, and green frogs and maybe even a orange tree skirt. Why not! I grew up watching a color wheel spin on aluminium foil. Time to return to my flashy roots and Costa Rica has shown me the way.
I can't resist one more. Yes those are red sticks on the tree, an attempt at duplicating strings of cranberries perhaps, with zillions of Santa heads. Packages are wrapped in bright blue. Costa Ricans sure know to color outside the lines! Merry Christmas. May your holidays shine bright in whatever colorful way you chose.