The 2015 Stockade Christmas/Holiday tree, a lanky-but-shapely balsam, arrived about 10 AM today, and was up and decorated with a simple string of lights by 11:00. Thanks again to the Saratoga Tree Nursery for donating the tree, and to its Stockade staffer Susannah Hand for her good taste choosing this year’s beauty. A big nod to Colleen Macauley, who handled the arrival, erection, and decoration of the Tree for the Stockade Association.
The 2015 Stockade Tree Lighting will be this Sunday, December 6, at 5:30 PM at Lawrence Circle, followed by an Afterglow Party at 1st Presbyterian Church’s Mekeel Hall. Go here to see our coverage of the “2014 tree lighting“.
This Slideshow captures the City’s jolly crew putting the Tree up for us, under Colleen’s watchful eye, and with Nick Crane again doing the honors placing the Star and stringing lights from the bucket, and Herb kibitzing from ground-level.
By the way, looking at our 2013 and 2014 holiday displays here at suns along the Mohawk, I noticed we did not get our first snowstorm until December 15 in 2013, and that last year we had a beautiful winter-wonder-land thanks to a substantial nighttime snowfall on December 10, 2014. The photo to the left of this paragraph reminded me that as a photographer I’ve very much enjoyed playing around with the balls on our Stockade Tree the past couple of years, with or without snow.