Gravel and grit.
Tires and tinsel.
Rawness wrapped in lights,
beauty in the umbrella bones star reaching towards heaven, a dead branch planted in a tire vase . . .
The tire tree and dead branch tree duo, created by the residents of Pancho Mateo, a community outside of Montellano where a gravel road extends towards the mountains and frames in mixed culture neighbors, Haitians and Dominicans, is my most favorite Christmas tree EVER (and I do LOVE Christmas trees of all kinds and sizes . . . . another post).