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RISING WATERS IN MEDFORD

I don’t have a before photo but to get an idea the river side of the bridge support usually has homeless people camping under it…to keep from getting wet!

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THE CHESS PLAYER

Halloween he was given a rose now he has a hat!


CHRISTMAS IN MEDFORD 2

The view of  “old town”  as it is getting dark…

There is a lovely little “gourmet” market that opened up. I have gourmet in quotes because they don’t quite hack it in the gourmet department but in Medford it could pass for gourmet. They do have a nice selection of gourmet pastas and sauces imported from Italy. Pricey! They also make their own desserts and have a small lunch menu.

I bought some over priced pasta (guilted by how helpful the man running it was. He even sold me a cup of cold soup after hours to heat up at home! It was spinach and chickpea. I was quite surprised when I got home to find out it wasn’t a blended soup with some sort of curry. It was clear broth with chickpeas and whole baby spinach floating around. Excellent. If I had made it the baby spinach would have been overcooked due to neglect! Looking at the menu as I ate, I would go back during lunch, order a main item and get the cup of soup for free instead!

They did a great job with the decor I hope they survive. My guess is that their lunch menu is the main draw. They don’t quite have the experience or knowledge to run a spectacular store and their prices are too high for mediocre groceries. For the square feet of space they have allotted which isn’t very much (someone likes clean design) they should be buying the best of the best! Five years of living in Medford I am still not familiar with Medford’s elite…but in the age of cooking and travel programs galore knowledge of superb food is no secret.

They may just lack the money for inventory and if that is the case they do a good job merchandising the store to look like it is intended to be a sleek high-end gourmet market.

Excellent job with the decor!

More of the downtown lights….

This is the town center and I am sure it is put up by the City of Medford. What I picture is that one day someone got the bright idea to decorate the downtown. Christmas lights attract visitors. But they delegated the buying to some secretary who had a catalog in front of her…..I’ll get some Santas…and some elves…and…. The rest of the decor the white lights in the trees that line the streets is nice and sleek. They put up the giant Christmas tree which is beautiful….

The the poor statue of the chess player has to stare at all of these juvenile prefab Christmas shapes.

The Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater is on the other side of the park…..the rest of the park should have stayed with the “starring” theme.

Lights run across buildings…

well this is not a Christmas photo but a plant under a light in front of a Mexican restaurant!

These are lighted grape clusters in the window of a thrift store…

and one of the furniture stores always has their windows decorated….

Coming soon….Christmas in Central Point!


CHRISTMAS IN MEDFORD

Medford is all decorated and I finally walked around downtown to capture the holiday season. I love that there are still people who paint store windows….

Here is a jewelry store..

Tattoo shop

And this beautiful little wreath introduces a dried flower shop.

The town Christmas tree!

Lovely display of giant pine cones.

I love these little lights on the bare branches..

The bell tower…

Irish Pub good place to recover during the holidays….shopping…visiting relatives…

The old train depot is now a restaurant. Lovely decorations.

This beauty is right in front of my apartment building.


EVENING RUN IN MEDFORD

I love branch silhouettes against the evening sky…

I guess this is supposed to be Santa peeing….

What Jesus wishes Christmas was really about…

a couple of decorated houses not far from my house…