Colorful,, Photographs, Photography, Pictures, Ray Laskowitz
Comments 14

Christmas Trees

Christmas in The Quarter.

Christmas in The Quarter.

It’s almost here. Christmas.

Today is the day before the day before. Excitement is in the air. Everybody is being good. Even the dogs. Packages are arriving… to our neighbor’s houses. Because we don’t want anybody to know where they are coming from. Very, very sneaky in this house. For us, Christmas Eve is the thing. I cook traditional Russian food. We head upriver to see the bonfires that guide Papa Noel to New Orleans. If we are all lucky, you’ll see some of those pictures on Christmas Day.

Luck is involved because it feels best when the temperatures are cold and the air is crisp. Our cold snap is gone. Likely it’ll be around 70+ degrees and kind of foggy. One year, we just gave up on the river festivities because the location is about 50 miles away and who wants to drive in fog?

The picture. Another Christmas tree. Exposed for the lights rather than the tree itself which is a shadow. In this case. Sometimes, I do that for the dramatic effect. Sometimes I don’t.



  1. Pingback: Christmas Trees — STORYTELLER | Eu Vivo a Melhor Idade

  2. Very thrilling post! The photograph of tree is spectacular!!! Was pleasantly surprised about your traditional cooking . May I ask you what kind of Russian food are you going to cook on Christmas?


    • Why? 🙂 My grandparents taught my dad and he taught us… perogies, golbusky, heavy borscht, potato pancakes and home made sausage that I don’t make, but we have shipped from Michigan.


      • Thank you for answering my question. My grandmother and my mother taught me how to cook all these food you mentioned here. That is how I was raised.
        Merry Christmas!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Christmas_Trees – Hiaco

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s