Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

New Yorkers are not a sentimental bunch and most of us dismantle the holiday tree before the Feast of the Epiphany. Ever practical, the City of New York collects all the discarded trees and turns them into mulch for the parks.

In the early days of January, the streets are lined with trees awaiting the next step in the circle of life.

The trees from the Soho lofts are large. Grouped in a tangled forest...

they offer an unusual perspective of the city.

I love how this tree seems to have bled its needles onto the street.

I am not sure if this tree in the middle of Houston street will be collected. Maybe it will just mulch quietly by itself for a few months, leaving behind its trunk and some sparsely needled branches.

Sorry for the excessively scrolling entry. I can't get the html to work and display the pictures in a row. I hope to solve the problem soon.

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