On my way to and from work for the past couple of weeks, I’ve been quite fascinated by the fairy lights in the trees on the corner of the road, in one tree in particular. These trees are on the large side, but are still rather low and sprawling. This one tree, in the dark, its branches illuminated by various coloured lights, seems rather Lovecraftian in form, as a result, as I hope you can see in the photo above. It’s possible that the shapes created by fairy lights are a festive version of the Rorschach Test. This tree also scares me slightly as it makes me think of the tree Green Noah which attacks Tolly in The Children of Green Knowe, by Lucy M. Boston, which, incidentally, is a perfect book to read at Christmas in particular.