The weather has been absolutely fluky everywhere. Shoreline Connecticut is no exception. In only a few days we have had brutal cold, snow, brutal cold, rain and then fog.
The annual Christmas tree on the New Haven Green is one of the most perfectly dressed ones anywhere, second perhaps only to the one in Rockefeller Center, NYC. It takes the crew that places the lights on the branches seemingly weeks to tie the wires every few inches along every single branch. The end result is a magnificent display that highlights every natural branch.
Over the years, on my way to the evening Shore Line East train I have captured the tree in all sorts of weather conditions– brisk and clear, rainy, snowy, and even when there was a solid layer of ice on the ground that reflected all the ambient light in the area.
Until this morning I had never thought about this tree with lights burning during the daytime UNTIL I approached it and saw all the twinkly colors and the heavily fogged in background. In this shot one can see New Haven’s historic City Hall and the Financial Center barely to its right. In the flora department the deciduous trees that have lost their leaves and the coniferous Christmas tree provide very different and contrasting shapes. Finally, the colorful ights of the tree and some street lights give it a final pop!
Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, Three Kings Day, the Twelfth Day of Christmas. What a way to end this glorious season!
Thanks for letting me share this image with you!