All of the large trees along Main Street and in Central Square have spontaneously sprouted unseasonal strings of bulbous growths: Christmas lights already in November. When I spotted the first be-bulbed trees alongside some garland-wrapped and red velvet-ribboned lamp-posts, I groaned. After I’d boasted in October of how downtown Keene doesn’t rush the winter holidays, how dare city crews defy me by putting up Christmas decorations in November?

I stopped groaning, though, when I saw how a Main Street of Christmas be-bulbed trees looks at night.

Christmas lit

I think even my Inner Grinch can get used to seeing glowing trees in an unseasonably mild November.

    I’m off to Ohio for Thanksgiving week, during which time blogging will be unpredictably occasional. While I’m gone, consider submitting links to your own tree posts and pictures (bulbous or otherwise) to Jade of Arboreality, who will be hosting the next Festival of Trees. Submissions are due by November 29 and should be sent to jadeblackwater [at] brainripples [dot] com; please put �Festival of the Trees� in the subject line.