Monday, December 17, 2007

Lighting Up the Capitol

Each year, members of the state's horticultural staff keep an eye out for a tree that will become the state's holiday tree. This year, they chose a 55-year old blue spruce from a yard right in Davidson County. (Note: The owner of the tree did agree to let the state cut it down.)
Gov. Phil Bredesen and his wife, Andrea Conte, lit the the thousands of lights on November 29.

Workers had to use a crane to lift the more than 40-ft. tree to its perch in front of the capitol. If you'd like to see more photos of how they did it, click here.

Tomorrow, we'll take a walk down the street to see the city tree.

7 comments:

Jen, aka ChinaMom2005 said...

Very pretty picture. When I visited Nashville earlier this year, I forgot my good camera, so I was left without my typical picture of the capitol. Like this Christmas version.

lv2scpbk said...

Nice warm feel to this photo.

Thanks for asking about the storm. We got some rain mixture with sleet and ice and some snow. It's still really cold outside but it isn't snowing right now. The roads are cleared off, but you just have to be careful if you see an ice patch. I'm hoping for spring. Think warm, think warm. LOL

HoodPhotography said...

Lovely picture!

quintarantino said...

A very nice photo. As usual.

Jim said...

Very nice tree, it looks great in front of the Capital building, which also looks great.

oldmanlincoln said...

Very nice photos. Our capitol is far away and I have never been there at this time of year. Whatever is there is not something we have ever seen published on tv or in newspapers.

Felicia said...

Beautiful tree but also heart breaking to hear that a 55 year old tree was cut down!