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I’ve seen so many festive Christmas images over the past few days here on TE and I would love to have one of my own to add to the theme. Unfortunately, here in Namibia the towns do not run to big explosions of colourful lights and Windhoek has a very modest Christmas display that runs down the main street.

Christmas trees are difficult to come by unless they are of the artificial variety; many years ago fresh trees were brought up from South Africa by lorry but they dropped their needles along the way! We sometimes use a dead branch as our tree, painted white and silver it can look very pretty. In any event, as I have no Christmas shot to share with you, I am posting my Namibian Christmas Tree . It comes with my warm wishes to all of you and whether or not you celebrate Christmas I wish you peace and happiness.

The clumps of straw in the tree are the nests of the Sociable Weaver birds, I think you can see one on a branch


Here is a larger version

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2671 W: 73 N: 6501] (29570)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-11
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-23 11:07
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