We’ve just got our Christmas tree at the office. And, as is a tradition, it is the most recent recruit who gets the task of decorating it! Here is Bobby Browne, who joined us this summer, standing proud by his handiwork.
After we took the picture we noticed it is an example of a well-known optical illusion the Ames Room. For those that do not know him, Bobby isn’t actually 2m tall. But the framing of the ceiling beam makes it seem that way.
For the botanically minded, the tree is a Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri). It isn’t much seen in parks and gardens in the UK, but it makes a nice Christmas tree with pineapple scented needles. It is the most popular type of Christmas tree in the USA, where it occurs naturally. It now seems be catching on here in the UK.