bijou residence grows an antique, sacred banyan tree.
In anticipation of Chinese New Year (18 February 2007), the tree's base has been decorated with peacock feathers, statuary of various Chinese gods, incense sticks, votive offerings, a chrysanthemum flower, foliage (unindentified), lighted candle, and seasonal and festive banners. Which Mister Bijou is unable to read as he is functionally illiterate. Any offers?
For several evenings, the whole thing had its own fairy lights and was lit up and sparkled and twinkled. Sadly, the ensemble is now cast into darkness as a result of some electrical mishap. So it goes.