The Tree Report, 2018

It’s become a tradition that I photograph the village’s Christmas tree each year, as it stands relatively proudly in our main square. Some readers have come to expect this, after being astounded five years ago by what may well have been “the world’s scrawniest Christmas tree.”

For a look back at how bad things were, check out “We’re dreaming of a wet Christmas,” posted Dec. 22, 2013, and — even more amusing — “The Leaning Tree of Daglan,” posted Jan. 2, 2014.

For this year’s photo, I had been waiting for a bright, sunny day so that I could take my picture. However, the weather has been grey and rainy, and we may not see le soleil until some time in July. So, here goes:

Photo taken just as our market was winding down.

I’m pretty certain it won’t win any major Christmas tree awards, but it’s a pretty good effort for a small French village. And its twinkling white lights are a nice sight, if you’re passing through the square at night. Merry Christmas to all my readers!

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8 Responses to The Tree Report, 2018

  1. Double D's says:

    This is without a doubt the best part of our Christmas season as it can only really begin once the Daglan tree has been displayed. Sure the tree at 30 Rock is nice, as is the one at the distillery district in Toronto. Recently the tree at the shops at Don Mills has taken on the honours of best in seasonal show. As spectacular as these trees may be they scream why bother when compared to the glory of the Daglan display. Happy holidays and love to all at RFD!

  2. Lesley says:

    The Daglan Tree has height! It may look tremendous at night with the lights on – or not..
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  3. Christine says:

    Very amusing xxx

  4. loren24250 says:

    Thanks, Lesley — yes, it’s a nice tall one! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. Karen Lassman says:

    It gets better each year! More ornaments would help.Keep up the good work!

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