'Tis the weekend in Boston when they string holiday lights around the trees along the Commonwealth Avenue Mall in the Back Bay. In 2009, D and I were astonished when we first came across guys with ladders as well as trucks with cherry pickers, working their way slowly down the 9 blocks of the Mall, hand-stringing the strands of white lights. This year, we started seeing them on Saturday afternoon and they'd just reached D's block late this afternoon. The lights won't be turned on until the official lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 2nd, then they'll put on a beautiful display every night throughout our long, stark winter.
I was searching for information on the lighting ceremony and was quite surprised to see my photo from December 20, 2009 being used with the announcement by The Garden Club of the Back Bay! (You'd think they might have asked, but they did link to my blog, so I guess fair enough.)
[Decking the trees behind statue of Bostonian Samuel Eliot Morison, Comm Ave Mall]