Here are some images of what may be my favorite Christmas Tree of all time. I posted a few of these photos last year, and can't resist doing so again this year. In fact, I think I will every year, just so my newer followers can see it. It was in The Hotel Roanoke about two years ago, amid dozens of others that were competing in a contest. I was so beguiled by it's beauty that I kept going out to the car, then back in to take more pictures. Poor Phil waited out in front in a line of cars in the dark, we also had a friend along, But I just couldn't leave the tree! Each tree that night had a theme, and this one was Mardi Gras. Of course this is just beauty for the eyes, and not real true beauty. Here is real beauty, the kind God wants us to have.
“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”
1 Peter 3