Cultural Christmas Tree Diversity…

All were part of the collection at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, celebrating Christmas traditions around the world. The museum also had exhibits on other cultural and religions holidays happening this time of year. I highly recommend a visit to see ALL the trees. My husband paused awhile at the tremendous train exhibit of course too. They had turned one of their trains into a Christmas train.

  • What countries do you recognize?
  • Which decorations were favorites in your childhood?
  • Which decorations surprise you?

Entryway Christmas Tree at Museum of Science and Industry. Breathtaking! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Peaceful. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Paper ornaments. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Diorama ornament! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Wooden and straw ornaments. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Native American celebration. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Origami ornaments. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Ho ho ho! Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

 

Transitory vision…

Catalpa leaf near Common Clover. Copyright 2016 Pamela Breitberg

A fallen autumn-gold Catalpa leaf is a momentary backdrop for a Common Clover’s shadow. As the morning sun continues its passage through the sky this profile will shortly be a recollection.

Soon the ground will be covered with the colors of fallen autumn leaves, blanketing clover and grass. Gradually the leaves will transform into mulch for next spring’s reawakening of Lincoln Park’s greens.

Shades of gold…

Young maple grove copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Young maple grove copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

The many maples throughout the forest had predominantly yellow leaves, except for a few trees such as this one.

Maple leaves copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

Maple leaves copyright 2013 Pamela Breitberg

This website has clear, yet detailed explanations for the specific colors found in autumn leaves: http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/pubs/leaves/leaves.shtm.