Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 31, 2017

The Gibbs House: A Sandwich Tradition

There is a wonderful & beloved family in town, the Gibbs, who decorate their yard every Christmas and let people tour through it.  All they ask is a canned food or monetary donation for the local food pantry.  I've driven by many times over the years but it wasn't till this year that we stopped to check it out. We'd had a bit of snow which was great!  I hope you enjoy the tour!  

I have no idea where they got the painted wood cutouts of various Disney and other cartoon characters but they are so fun to see!

It's really magical

Their Giant is called 'Tree of Wonder' I think.  It's beautiful.  One of my top 5 faves.  I couldn't get enough of it.  

I remember it was some time in the mid to late 70s that they started to go all out in their yard.  At least that's when I recall first being aware of it.  Over time they've grown and added more things.  To me, these look like they might be from the 70s era.

Lights on the snow

December 29, 2017

Giants, Part 3

I think there are a total of 66 Giants in town and by my count, I shot 59 of them.  Not too shabby!

This night we started out a little too early.  It was so much darker in real life but the sky photographed light.

Tootsie Roll lollipop

River View School

This is Bubbles, at the car wash.

Randy Hunt, CPA

At the Catholic Church.

At the Gibbs' house

Classy Cuts salon

These were unlit for quite some time and were finally all set up.  Instead of shooting them on the way into town we got them on the way out.

Baseball card shop

Cranberry Man.  This one you really have to work to see.  It's way way out on a remote cranberry bog near Spring Hill Beach.  Russell worked on those bogs as a kid and knew which dirt roads to take.  It was pitch dark and we saw 7 deer cross the road in front of us. 

Old woman who lives in a shoe

Paul White Woodcarving

Sheep at the yarn shop

This bee used to be in front of The Beehive Restaurant but that place closed and now it's in front of the Mason Hall.


Tuna at the marina.  HF are the initials of a tuna fisherman who passed away.

The pilot at Pilot House Restaurant

This one's called 'Shine' but over half the lights were out and I don't know what it's supposed to be.

Wish Gift wand.

And one more pretty house.