Sunday, December 12, 2010

merry and bright

We've never been a Christmas lights family.  We tried the subdued candles-in-the-window thing but never had enough plugs or extension cords.  Or the elegant spotlight-on-wreath-on-front-door -- until worries about the mix of electricity and rain/snow forced me to bring it inside.

But I love the happy optimism and sweet joy in other people's lights.  From tacky to tasteful, I love them all.  They're there simply to give pleasure, and what could be a better motivation than that?   They speak to our urge to make our world a little nicer and share it with our neighbors, and that's a hopeful and generous way to end one year and start the next.  Happy holidays, and may 2011 be a year filled with joy and light.  xo

















7 comments:

  1. They have given me pleasure. Thank you for capturing them so beautifully and sharing them here.

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  2. Such beautiful magic you have exhibited here! I love Christmas lights! I bet it was fun taking the photos, too!

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  3. Thank you. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful sentiment.

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  4. Oh how fun! Just the thing to help me get in the mood today!

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  5. great selection of Christmas lights! We used to do the candles in the windows, but then our kids (who are very light sleepers, no pun intended) couldn't get to sleep and would unplug them when they went to bed.. It's just not the same effect when only half the windows have candles in them! sigh.

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  6. Your words and your photos make me smile. Thank you!

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  7. oh, love this set! nice blog

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