Merry Chrismakwanzika!

To get you in the holiday spirit, here are some photos from the “Magic Tree” in Columbia. Get ready for a blast of color.  For some reason, my camera survived and didn’t explode from sensory overload.

Clark W. Griswold has nothing on this guy.

This crab apple tree has over 75,000 lights lining every branch, stick and twig.  I mean EVERY twig– even the toothpick-sized ones.  The owner of the tree starts decorating it in October and says it takes him over 120 hours to get every light on it.  He has eight different dedicated circuits delivering power to the tree and it costs about $10 a night to light it.  Here is the full story and more information on KOMU’s Website or the Magic Tree’s Website.

Have a Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays!







4 Responses to “Merry Chrismakwanzika!”

  1. December 24, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I just stumbled across your site and your posting with the Magic Tree. You really got some cool shots and I especially like the low angle looking right up the stump! I had a lot of fun shooting the tree story and like you said, it’s almost sensory overload when you’re looking at the tree!! Anyways, I just wanted to say hey and cool pics!! I can tell you have a great eye for photography after seeing your other posts.

  2. 2 Lindsey
    December 24, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Very cool! Nice pics.

  3. December 25, 2008 at 2:50 am

    Nice shots, John. This one is always a challenge to get the saturation without blowing out the highlights. Nicely done.

    That is an incredible tree, and a lot of fun to stop by and see.


  4. 4 Cindy
    December 27, 2008 at 1:17 am

    I saw on the news the other night, and thought it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen!

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