The Annapolis City Dock Christmas tree, in all it’s splendor, all but a stripe of unlit lights circling the top. This year the city chose to decorate the tree with musical instruments and ribbons; saxaphones and trumpets are scattered amidst it’s branches, adorned with small red bows and scrolls of notes. A few years ago I remember the theme was gardening tools, the tree littered with rakes and shovels. That was quite a tree. It’s always a surprise what will show up on the City Dock tree – I wonder who’s job it is to decide this? I can imagine a man behind his desk in City Hall call out to his secretary “What should the theme of the tree be this year?” and she yells back “hmmmm… my daughter just started violin lessons – let’s make it music!” And so it is. This year the tree is certainly a sight to see, whether or not it’s fully lit.