Baby, it’s cold outside, but a trip to downtown Huntsville to play with my Nikon was definitely worth getting out in the big freeze.
Yesterday I bundled up and went to take photos of Huntsville’s Tinsel Trail that Huntsville has hosted for the past 6 years. The trail is lined with beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses and organizations in town. The organizers give the decorators specs on how they can decorate. For example, the ornaments and lights all have to be weather proof for the 30 days that they remain outside.
There are about 250 trees out there, or at least that’s how many they expected to host this year, according to their web site.
My favorite tree was the one that had the Grinch stuck halfway inside of the tree. I also really liked the one with the festive tree topper.
Afterwards, I went to the Greene Street Market at Nativity to warm up a bit. The market is located beside the Episcopal Church of the Nativity, which I like to photograph a lot.
The market features locally-grown food and gifts that are hand-crafted by artists. They have got so many cute gifts!
I also visited one of my favorites, Harrison Brothers. It used to be a hardware store located on the courthouse square. Now you can find all sorts of gourmet foods, relishes, and jellies made by local artisans. There are gifts crafted by local and national artists that you just can’t find in a department store. And it’s pretty cool to walk on their old wooden floors that sqeak now and then and to see Mr. Harrison’s desk encased in glass at the back of the store. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday for a few hours, you can go buy architectural goodies in their basement, which is run by volunteers of the Historic Huntsville Foundation.
Tomorrow is Open House at Harrison Brothers! It’s the perfect time to go make your footprint on the floors that we only wish could tell their story!
From their web site:
Holiday Open House
Location: Harrison Brothers Hardware, Huntsville AL
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
“We will be offering free gift wrapping, hot cider, light snacks, and some exciting sales and deals.”
*** BTW, I received nothing for blogging about Harrison Brothers and the Greene Street Market at Nativity. I just love their stores!