Oh, if only I could have this tree for my very own.
I have no idea what species of tree this is. I took these pics using my cell phone. The next time I’m at the arboretum, I’ll have to check in at the Plant Clinic & find out what this beauty is. It’s a gorgeous tree & I positively love those bark ‘shrooms.
Have been a minimalist pretty much since birth, I think (or so my aunts & uncles have always told me), so shopping malls do little for me. But Oakbrook Mall is an outdoor mall & is quite pretty during the Christmas season, so we dropped by the other day just to check out the decorations.
I don’t remember ever seeing this tree there before, but obviously it’s been around quite awhile. It’s sittin’ directly outside an entrance to Macy’s. I’m so glad I met it’s acquaintance yesterday. Have no idea if the feeling was mutual or not. It sees so many people in a day that it probably couldn’t care less if it sees another one or not.
I think the reindeer might be figuring the tree looks kind of impressive too.
The mall was also getting it’s “Christmas Market” open for the season, seen behind the fountain. The number of shoppers was very sparse yesterday afternoon. People were probably still at work. Christmas shopping is probably more an evening & weekend thing. (Gotta say, being retired is niiice.) This fountain at Oakbrook is not at all like the fountain at Cantigny Park. The fountain at Cantigny is for the purpose of getting children (both young & old) wet. This fountain at Oakbrook has a sign telling folks to stay out of the water. What fun is that? Buncha party poopers.