The town Christmas tree has a new location this year, and is now a live tree in front of Regis High School on Regis St. I missed the lighting ceremony a couple of weekends ago, so I’m glad I finally got a chance to get a shot of it.
Guest photographer Denny Barnes captured some awesome shots of Christmas trees being harvested from an area tree farm (not wild trees, so no deforestation). His description:
My dog and I took a walk in the woods today (12/03/2014) and I took a few shots of the Christmas Tree Harvest going on. They have been harvesting trees for about a month now and I don’t see how the trees can last until Christmas but guess they do. We were about a half mile away so some of my shots are large crops to see better. On the way back I shot a couple of the tree string rappers. The green one is for the average tree and the red one is for the very large trees (15′ to 20′). The helicopter with the big trees could only bring one tree at a time off the hill. Anyway, this is some of what I saw of the harvest at the end of Coon Hollow Rd out of Sublimity.
Too cool. Click on the thumbnails below to see the rest of the images. Thanks, Denny!
The rather large trees (I think they’re maples) at the Neitling section of Pioneer Park were looking pretty a few days ago. They’d lost part of their leaves, but were still full of color.
That white bit in the bottom right-hand corner (not the sign, but the other white stuff) is the Jordan Bridge, of which I posted a picture yesterday.
My favorite yard in town was decked out in its autumn finest recently, and I was happy I swung by there to get a shot. My photo doesn’t do the yard on 7th Ave. justice, but that doesn’t stop me from trying each year.