The Annapolis City Dock Christmas tree, in all it's splendor, all but a stripe of unlit lights circling the top. This year the city chose to decorate the tree with musical instruments and ribbons; saxaphones and trumpets are scattered amidst it's branches, adorned with small red bows and scrolls of notes. A few years ago I remember the theme was gardening tools, the tree littered with rakes and shovels. That was quite a tree. It's always a surprise what will show up on the City Dock tree - I wonder who's job it is to decide this? I can imagine a man behind his desk in City Hall call out to his secretary "What should the theme of the tree be this year?" and she yells back "hmmmm... my daughter just started violin lessons - let's make it music!" And so it is. This year the tree is certainly a sight to see, whether or not it's fully lit.
I grew up in Annapolis, Maryland before heading north to study at Boston College. In 2007, I finished at BC with a degree in English & Communication; spent the summer living the dream in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; and then moved to London to work various jobs for a year. Soon after, I got my "love visa" to Sweden, and have been in Stockholm for over 4 years now. I'm loving this city and life in the Scandinavian world!
the beach, raspberries, swimming in the Bay, swimming anywhere, the smell of laundry, dogs, wine and cheese, windy days, green, scavenger hunts, hot fudge sundaes, taking pictures, free samples, road trips, charades, bakeries, elephants, camping, the 4th of july, bonfires, sea glass, the sound of music, old photos, picnics, yard sales, boat hair, crunchy leaves, outdoor showers, letters