This photo was taken on November 26, 2012 at 9:16am
The location was on a cross street on the National Mall in Washington DC
The "Take It!" came from passing this truck and seeing the National Christmas Tree in a holding position having recently arrived with
its grand cargo. I almost did a pass by of it but decided to turn around and get some close up shots to share.
The After Take: All whom I showed this series to were happy to see this project in the works of coming to being. I was facinated with seeing
the extra bows that had been loaded onto the truck and placed at the base of the trunk of the tree. I could only surmise that they were too thick to bend into the trunk as were the
smaller branches (just like they wrap a tree to put it on top of ones car at a local Christmas Tree lot.) I am guessing that they use these branches if necessary to fill out the bottom of
The morning of this photo was bright and clear. The few people that were around the tree were excited in seeing it even though some of
them were those who were coordinating the next moves for this treasure that had come all the way from Colorado.
The tree is now up and decorated and standing in its place of honor for all to see.
Here is hoping you enjoyed as much as I did this peek at some of what happened to bring about this great show.
Even in a rush, sometimes something colorful can reach out and captivate us. Here is hoping you have a similar encounter.
Thanks for joining us for the current photo presentation. You are cordially invited to return Friday, January 18th for a new picture
that we hope you will enjoy.
I hope your holidays went well!