Though it was freezing raining and James Monroe's Ash Lawn was officially closed, we persuaded them to let some hearty members of our congregation in to this remarkable location to have our annual Yule Log Hunt and Christmas Tree Burning! What a fun time for 40-50 folks in the mud and rain...here's a short video I shot of the bonfire. It was a bit smaller than in years past, due to fewer folks, but a great time and a wonderful tradition that hearkens back to an old old ritual in Northern Europe!
~The Rev. Peter M. Carey