Nat and I took a long walk in the rain by a huge rolling river on the edge of the village. It was cold, misty and beautiful. We ended up walking back through town and came across a 'burn your christmas tree' event. There was a traditional german band playing and hot wine. Some guys in the middle of the field took turns dumping Christmas trees onto the fire. (I'll post some more images on Hoaxville.) The snap and crackle of the pine needles burning, such a wonderful sound.