2017 Capitol Christmas Tree
31 images Created 9 Nov 2017
The 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree is an Engelmann spruce that grew up right up the road from me at the Upper Ford Historic Ranger Station in the Kootenai National Forest, Yaak Valley, Montana. This is my neighborhood and I've walked past the Capitol Christmas Tree countless times so I thought it would be interesting to document the presentation of The People's Tree--a kind of strange and as one neighbor said, quirky sort of event for a remote community in extreme northwest Montana. I was as interested in photographing my community as I was photographing the event itself. In addition to the presentation of the Capitol Christmas Tree I also photographed the initial journey of the tree through the Yaak Valley and once all the hoopla and excitement were over I took another look at my neighbor the Historic Upper Ford Ranger Station on a still and silent snowy morning.