How you can tell it’s fall in L.A., according to a guy from Vermont:
I was walking by Griffith Park in Los Angeles yesterday. I looked down at my watch and figured it was about the time I would get home. I looked up and a light shone on the ground just by my feet.
“That’s the time that Santa Claus is riding his sleigh,” a man from Vermont quipped, adding, “if you can call a light on the ground a sleigh.”
I looked down, realizing that I had gone ten feet without seeing the light.
“Do you know this country?” I asked the guy from Vermont, who had been watching me from above.
“Oh yes. I live in the Boston/New York/London area and this time of year, I usually go to Vermont to see my family. I’ve been going to Vermont for the past decade and a half.
“The first morning I came to the park, I saw this very bright light shining down. It was as clear as day and it was almost like God shone a light on my life.”
You can read the full story about the light, by clicking here.
The light in the park wasn’t “an act of God.”
Just as the light at the top of the Santa Claus parade lights up the sky, so does the light on the ground in Griffith Park. You can read what the park’s maintenance worker, Tim, said about it in his own words here.
One local photographer, Benjy Pyle, recorded this interesting photo last year; it shows one of the park’s big firecrackers. Pyle shared it on his Facebook page with the caption, “And it’s raining firecrackers…here it is again on the ground.”
We’ve also had the pleasure of getting a photo of one of the larger pyrotechnic displays, photographed by the photographer Jim Ylvisaker. This is Jim’s Facebook page.