Best wishes to each of you for a delightful holiday season, whatever you may be celebrating. Here are a few random shots of the Madison Park scene as Christmas approaches.
For those of you who missed the Christmas ships on Saturday, Madison Valley resident Rachel Diaz did a post on her blog in which she included a little video with sound. Not as good as being there, but you'll get the idea.
A very reliable witness reports that the cookies, which were provided by Parkshore, were spectacular, mouthwatering, and clearly the best ever served at a Christmas Ship arrival here in the Park. I'll have to take her word for it, since I made it down to the beach--with nephew in tow--too late for us to get in on that action.
A few spectators, I am told, were a bit put off by the absence of actual Christmas music being sung by the choir while the boats paused at our beach, but I thought the singers (the Rainier Ensemble) did a great job even so.
Here, by the way, is my vote for best Christmas display. My picture does not do it justice, so you'll just have to wander down to 38th (north of Madison) and see for yourself: