On Christmas Eve I went out to do some errands and took along my sketchbook. I found a local place that was selling trees and wreaths. It amazed me while I sat there how many people stopped to buy trees at the last minute. My tree has been up for a few weeks, and OK it is artificial so I can do it way ahead of time. But I don't think I would want to be decorating a tree on Christmas Eve.
It seemed so strange yesterday when I drove past a large Christmas tree lot and saw them loading the unsold trees back onto a truck. I wonder where they were going.
I keep forgetting to attach this photo. When I was sketching with the Urban Sketchers last week we sketched indoors for a while. We were in a very upscale mall at Columbus Circle and downstairs there was a Whole Foods Market. There was an area near the escalator with tables. One of the other sketchers came into the building, looked over the railing by the escalator, and saw all of us below busy sketching. I thought it was such a fun perspective to take a photo from. My thanks to Lance for the photo. I am in the red sweater along the bottom of the table.