But now that we're in the foreign service, we're adapting to different definitions of what a Christmas tree is, or can be.
Without further ado, I'd like to offer a gallery of our foreign service Christmas trees... thus far:
|The Oakwood Apartment's standard-issue fake-ficus-of-Navidad. I added piney aroma sticks to make it seem more Christmasy. I'm not sure anyone's buying it and the leaves keep hiding the ornaments.|
|FSI's two-story tree covered in the flags of the world - just my style!|
|ConGen's "Country of Z" traditional purple tree! ("Z" is the mythical country we use in our training.)|
|"Arbusto de Navidad" (Christmas bush) from Bogota. Actually just a juniper with generally the right shape. For $30 we got it potted and delivered to the door - and it was live!|