We bought some very expensive trophies and had them hand-engraved in order to commemorate the recently-contested Biggest Tree in the Barossa competition. Money was no object. If I’m not mistaken, the trophies set us back $8 and $5 (Australian) respectively (engraving included).
The First and Probably Last Meeting of the BVBTESCCC&AC (The Barossa Valley Biggest Tree Executive Sub-Committee, Coffee Club and Awards Committee) was held across the street at John & Margaret’s house. Awards were distributed by the Official Girth Measurement Team (Jamie and me).
Scottie (left) was very proud to take home the award for first place in the Biggest Tree in the Barossa contest.
Dr John (right) was somewhat less proud to take home the “First Place for the Second Biggest Tree in the Barossa” trophy.
The good doctor seemed a bit miffed that his tree didn’t measure up. I don’t think the symbolism was lost on anyone who knows him.