"So peaceful and relaxing."
These are just a few of the comments posted under a YouTube video of a Christmas tree that, as of Tuesday, was viewed more than 6,600 times and has a five-star rating.
Springettsbury Township resident Daria Murphy created and recorded the video, "A Flower Garden Christmas Tree." The tree is featured with the song "Watching Their Flocks" by pianist David Nevue of Oregon, Murphy said.
She said the tree, which she decorated about two years ago and never took down, symbolizes her love of gardening.
"I grieved when the hard frost came," she said. "I am a flower gardener and just always wanted to have my flowers in the winter."
Every ornament, even the Santas and angels, is three-dimensional and flower-related.
"It was to create a fantasy world," Murphy said of the many hours she spent decorating the artificial tree with 1,600 lights, glass garland and countless ornaments -- most of which were made in Germany. "I love them all . . . Why not enjoy it all year?"
Murphy, a former teacher and librarian and self-described as "100 percent Ukrainian," said she learned the art of decorating a Christmas tree from her mother.
"It was a tradition handed down," she said. "It's a passion . . . My mom got the passion from her mother."
Murphy created the video hoping to bring its and Nevue's beauty and joy to others, she said.
"I've gotten so many e-mails from people," she said of YouTube viewers from all over the world.
Murphy made about five hours of video of the tree for the roughly four-minute YouTube feature.
"I did it well. I took my time," she said. "It really was a work of art. I loved doing it."