One of the things I love about Austin is the "wild" Christmas trees that "bloom" each December.
There's a large grove along one of the major thoroughfares in Northwest Austin. Over the years, their seeds have spread. This year, several of the wild and wildly festooned trees showed up in our neighborhood.
Below is a shot I took of one small group. It's a little blurry (I took it with my cell phone camera), but the good cheer of the season is still quite clear.
Here's wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!