Straight after twelfth night I spotted the now unloved real Christmas trees piling up in various designated spots. Or more likely one was left out for collection and that encouraged dozens to join the throng. I tried photographing them but the resultant shots weren't inspiring. Just a tangle of piney fronds looking rather dejected.
It's way past the time to remove Christmas fripperies and decorations for fear of bad luck but one lone tree surfaced. And then to add to the authenticity, got snowed upon. This morning the snow on the ground has all but melted but had clung tenaciously to the dead branches of thus poor discarded former Christmas tree.