Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Le Sapin De Noel

U IS FOR?



UNDERNEATH THE CHRISTMAS TREE!

"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!

Not only in the summertime,
But even in winter is thy prime.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
How are thy leaves so verdant!
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Much pleasure doth thou bring me!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur
zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!"

- Christmas Carol, O Tannenbaum.


Last week we were standing underneath this mighty Christmas tree in the centre of Strasbourg, France. At some ninety feet it is the tallest Christmas tree that I have ever looked up at. Underneath its branches a little wooden village glowed out.



You will find more unique utterances on the letter U over at ABC Wednesday !

24 comments:

  1. And what a beautiful tree and words for the day, Anna! What a gorgeous holiday!

    Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. How imposing is the tree and how charming the little houses! Perfect!
    Frances

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  3. I will be doing the same on Sunday....at our local pub!

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  4. I have never seen such a big tree. I feel torn over this, it is beautiful, but it seems a shame to end its life.
    Tha little houses are very cute.

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  5. Those little houses are so lovely Anna. I adore them. What a wonderful U! Great job!

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  6. What a fabulous tree! I've never seen one that huge.
    Great take on U for this week!

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  7. A beautiful tree and what an adorable little village! Great U!

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  8. Those little houses are utterly charming. What a great scene.

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  9. Hi Anna~~ I love the village--such a creative way to adorn a tree not destined for family gifts.

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  10. Christmas is coming. I'm excited to blog hop and see all those beautiful decorations.

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  11. What a gorgeous little village underneath the tree, and all illuminated too. Sorry I missed your anniversary, many congratulations.

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  12. What a lovely scene! I admit I prefer the original German version of O Tannenbaum, but that's my problem for being German, LOL!

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  13. I think that also counts as your first OOTS post Anna :)

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  14. It's nice the way the little houses reflect the charm of the real houses of Strasbourg in the background. What a perfect backdrop for the tree.

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  15. How beautiful! The little village underneath is certainly unique. "O Christmas Tree" is one Christmas carol for which I know the German better than the English version:)

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  16. I love the little village! So pretty. :)

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  17. What a magnificent tree!! The little village is absolutely charming, lovely post. :) Rebecca

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  18. Like I commented before, they really do Christmas well over there.

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  19. I love these little houses. I am inspired and think I may finally have an idea on how to decorate my yard for the holidays. Thank you for this wonderful post.

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  20. How lovely Anna, looks absolutely gorgeous. Two anniversaries together - lucky you!
    P x

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  21. Anna, Fantastic vacation! The little wooden village is too precious under that magnificent tree. Happiest of holidays. gail

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  22. I hope you had a good trip sounds more fun than my visit to Bolton. I thought the U for underneath the Christmas tree imaginative.

    I am so behind scince being away and must have missed some lovely posts.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.