January 2023 CMMC Close up

This week’s prompt for Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge (CMMC) is for a close-up or macro. As we are still in the Christmas season I have taken a photo of part of our Christmas tree in natural light.

Green artificial Christmas tree with red and gold-coloured decorations. Red bauble has reflections including the photographer.

Going up

I have stretched the meaning of Ascend for this week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post. Ascend means to go up. Christmas decorations have been going up in many places. Ours at home were put up on Wednesday, when the temperature rose slightly so that the loft was not such an unappealing place to enter.

In shopping malls they have already been up for weeks. Here are two I took in November. I had not even ascended by escalator having entered the mall on the first floor level. (US readers might count that as the second floor: we have ground floor, first floor and so on.)