These “hanging” trees were for sale in a Curitiba mall. Christmas trees, perhaps? I took this photo in mid-November; in Brazil, Christmas is celebrated in the summer, so some of its wintery themes that are copied by Brazilians are rather incongruous, but these little pines will surely thrive in Curitiba’s climate.
Head over to Becky’s July #Tree Square challenge and see more trees!
Due to pressing tasks related to the holidays that have taken up much of my time, I really got behind in Tourmaline’sCountdown to Christmas!
Days 12 & 14: Lights and Colors Holiday decorations in many colors
Day 13: Love Who doesn’t love Christmas? Here’s a bouquet of mostly roses (symbol of love) in our house earlier this week.
Day 15: Candy Today we walked the halls of the apartment building in our community, for several purposes: exercise (too cold to walk outside!), taking photos, and working on a scavenger hunt. Residents not only decorate their doors, but also the ledges outside their apartments. Sometimes there is candy set out for anyone to partake of!
Day 16: Candles Candles make me think of Hanukkah, which we celebrate every year because my husband in Jewish. Since I have no photos of the menorah we use every year at Hanukkah (which ended last night), here is another of those ledge decorations outside someone’s apartment.
Day 17: Creature Creature?? What does this have to do with Christmas? Oh yeah – elves!
Day 18: Dessert! Dessert for me means some concoction involving ice cream. But right now, it’s Christmas cookies! Having a box of them in the house makes it hard to resist them! So each night, I have one or two cookies with a cup of tea and a piece of fruit. Christmas isn’t Christmas without cookies!