There are 50 reindeer on the loose in Webster this Christmas season courtesy of Park Manager Shawnell Faber and the staff of the Webster Groves Parks Department. The whimsical wooden sculptures are made from the remains of shingle oaks which would have otherwise gone through the wood chipper. Back in the day (too many years ago to admit) I used to run the Webster wood chipper while working my way through college. It pleases me no end to see the remains of what were once magnificent trees given a new life, one filled with the magic of the holiday season.
This herd of reindeer is scattered about Webster; in the business districts, City Hall, our main highway interchange, and the Recreation Center; and invariably bring a smile to the faces of those they encounter. There are three red-nosed reindeer included in the mix. If you happen through Webster see if you can find them.
I think this one's Blitzen
Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a goodnight.
Photos by J. M. Strother which I hereby release into the Public Domain.