Friday, December 9, 2011

Festival of Trees


The Wadsworth Atheneum's Festival of Trees is always held in the first part of December.  Artists and community groups decorate trees and wreaths, which are put up for sale to provide supplemental funding for the art museum.
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27 comments:

SRQ said...

I always enjoy a Festival of Trees wherever it is located. The garland is especially pretty in this shot.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

That is a good concept, for art, for the holidays, and for the financial support of the museum.

Kate said...

I was so taken with the trees that I almost missed the garland. It is an eye-pleasing display and a terrific fund raiser.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful Christmassy way to raise money, love the reflections Jack, it's made me feel a little guilty about being too busy to get our tree up yet, oh well tomorrow is another day, I'm just going to have another glass of wine haha!

Halcyon said...

These are lovely! I hope they raise a tidy sum. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Jack!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful setting for this event. I'd have a hard time choosing one of these beauties.

Malyss said...

Oh,I'd love to see that in real!must be wonderful and magyc!

Lowell said...

Nice reflections! By the way, seeing as how you are a "true" believer, I own a bridge in New York in which I think you'd probably be interested...

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful event! Hope they raise lots of money!! Superb captures and lovely reflections! Hope you have a great weekend, Jack!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

A wonderful way to raise money. I would imagine it is a popular event.

VP said...

I never get a Christmas tree, but would be tempted this time...

RedPat said...

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramics here does the same thing - it's a great idea for fundraising!

cieldequimper said...

I wouldn't mind having one of them but I imagine they are frightfully expensive. It's a wonderful idea though and they do look good!

sheila lynch said...

super festive!

Dianne said...

Pretty as a picture Jack and what a great way to raise funds.

Regina K said...

Great event for a fundraiser.

Lowell said...

Just one question: Does Santa really know how naughty you've been? Or nice?

Virginia said...

Or..........Four Trees and a Babe!
V

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I just love the lights and sparkle this time of year. The garland, wreaths, and trees all brighten the long dark nights.

Randy said...

That would be fun to see. I like the reflection on the floor.

Genie said...

What nice reflections on that shiny floor. They really do stand out. So festive and bright. I have not been to a Festival of Trees in years and years. This one with that wonderful statue looks to be quite wonderful. genie

Karl said...

Wonderful event, beautiful trees and lights.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Your perspective is wonderful which means you were able to get verrrry low to the ground to get that shot.

Bises,
Genie

Dawn said...

Beautiful reflections. I would be first in line to purchase a wreath!

jennyfreckles said...

They look good all massed together - love the reflections too.

Chrissy Brand said...

That first photo- I thought it was an ice rink before I read on!

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