Every Thanksgiving Jim would get out a box of Christmas lights to decorate our sailboat Windhorse. It was usually cold & snowy but nothing would deter Jim from his task. Being outdoors was second nature to Jim. I used to call him St Francis because he loved to surround himself with animals. In Colorado we had a stable of horses, goats, chickens and an ocassional very stubborn donkey. I never saw him without a Labrador by his side. He was a lifetime bird lover & never skipped a day putting out birdseed.
We got lots of admiration & appreciation from neighbors & people driving to town across the Fremont Bridge or stopping by Putnam’s Point to take in the view of the lights reflected in the water. If it was cold & still the effect was really pretty with the lights above & below, like a double rainbow. For a short while a few boats at the Pelican Marina joined in with lights of their own. If the lake did not freeze solid we could have had a Parade of Lights!
The Klamath Yacht Club carried on the spirit during the annual City of Klamath Falls Parade during the Snowflake Festival. One evening I took this photo as it was pouring rain and it appears the boats are floating.
This lovely photo by Aurora Simpson was taken from the Fremont Bridge.