For over 20 years, the town has placed a lit Christmas tree in Shawme Pond. Of course I've been gone all that time and only heard about it. I always wondered how they got a tree into the pond. I assumed it was on an anchored dock and had solar powered lights or something. My friend Jay posted a Facebook status that they'd be putting the tree in the pond on Sunday, 11/27 around 11:30, so I went into town to watch. I got there early so I killed some time shooting pics.
I didn't notice the pink reflection when I shot the picture, only after I downloaded it to my computer. Beam me up Scotty!
The diver on the left is Sean, and the one on the stone wall is Jay. I've been friends with them since Junior High. We worked at our high school radio station, WSDH, together.
Up goes the tree, very Mt. Suribachi-like.
They forced the trunk into the mud at the bottom of the pond and tied it into place. Apparently the waterproof electric lights are a trade secret to the electrician company that fashioned it for this purpose. They are plugged in at the Grist Mill on land.
Hard to see, but the lights are on. I'll go back at night to reshoot it.