In an effort to both avoid the shopping rush and utilize the spare hands lingering around the house post-Thanksgiving, my Mother uses Black Friday as the day to cut down her Christmas tree. And since my mini tree usually comes from the not-so-scenic Home Depot parking deck, I took the opportunity to tag along and take some photos of my native land, while lending minimal help to actually finding and cutting a tree.
You can't crack a corn in Sussex County, NJ without bumping into a cut your own Christmas tree farm. They are basically like the Starbucks of Sussex County, which otherwise lacks an actual Starbucks, and a fun place to go get lost for an hour. If you're an artificial tree person, it's worth it (and free) to go and just wander around. Plus, if you cut a tree down you get to use a saw, which is probably not an everyday thing for most people. While I don't claim to be a photographer by any means, it was a beautiful, unseasonably warm day and very easy to take a decent photo. Check them out below for a dose of green!
|Rows of trees make it easy to hide from your party|
|Extreme close up--whaaaaa!|
|Actually like the soft focus on this one quite a bit.|
|Someone was trying to be artsy here. Or was it Zen?|