Rode my bicycle to work this morning.
Yes, it was a bit brisk. But I wanted to be able to say I had bike commuted at least one day in every month of 2011.
Once I got downtown, I took a little detour before heading to the Review Tower. I rolled over to Main to see the illuminated Madonna and child while it was still dark out.
And there it was, where it always is at this time of year, on the corner of The Bon, er, Macy's.
I know I am not alone in thinking of it as one of the true signals that the Christmas season has arrived in Spokane.
As I made a slow turn and admired the lighted art above me, I heard some guy in a hardhat talking on a phone. He wasn't happy about something.
I tried to tune him out and took one more glance up at the colorful scene.