Tree can’t believe good fortune

Christmas tree so happySEATTLE — A six-foot-tall Douglas fir that was removed from a Washington tree farm is thrilled at having found itself being dressed like it is going to a fancy ball, according to reports. “Look at me friends, I’m all glittery and blinky, and this kindly family has dressed me in the finest tree skirt money could buy,” it said, referring to the tattered green felt that hid where it had been cut at its trunk. “Oh, and look at how they’ve adorned me with these lovely pieces of handmade jewelry.” Alfred, a wise philodendron that has lived in the corner of the living room since 2007, told the tree that only good things are coming its way.