Monday, December 7, 2015

The Capitol Christmas Tree

We've been to one official lighting ceremony. We completely missed this one, but went for a visit on Saturday evening. I needed a break from non stop painting on a lot of Christmas orders for digital art pet portraits. It was a beautiful evening - no wind - and at dusk it was even better. The Capitol Christmas tree came from Chugach National Firest in Alaska! Since it was still barely light outside there were a lot of people milling about - not usually the case whenever we have been here before. We started at the base of the Capitol building looking over the Mall to the Washington Monument, and walked down to the reflecting pond as the sky turned a lovely red/orange. I took a movie of the scene and sent it to my mom. It's happens just once at this time of year, and it's a pleasure to behold - especially when one can actually stand around without freezing and take in all the sights. 

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