So today, for your entertainment and edification --not to mention for my own curiosity -- I took a walk over to Rockefeller Center (five blocks west of my home). And sure enough -- The Tree has arrived!! This is the 80th year of the tradition, and I've got to admit that I love this time of year. Even crowded streets don't dampen my besotted enthusiasm.
Santa's elves have erected a scaffolding around the tree so they can decorate it with the five miles (yes, I checked) of colored lights and the beautiful Swarovski crystal star we enjoy every year. Historically, most of the trees have been between 75 and 90 feet tall and around 40 feet wide. I don't know exactly how this year's tree measures up, but it's fat and beautiful.
Here's the far view:
And here is a closer view:
Even closer view:
And here is a very special, very secret PEEK at two of Santa's elves. Shhhhh.....