This chore marks the end of the Christmas holiday -- the removal of the tree. I spent the last 2 days removing the ornaments and then finally the lights. When that was all done, Jon offered to bring it outside.... (if you look closely, you can see a part of it in the window on the right).I was amazed at the trail of needles. Before Jon threw the tree outside, I swept up the "stray" needles from around the tree...that is the pile of green. We had been vacuuming to keep the needles off the floor.
Here is the trail of additional needles from the disposal of the tree! I am so glad to have everything back in place in the room.