Sunday, December 06, 2009

It's beginning to look... {Daily December 06}

We live in the back unit of a duplex and our neighbors to the front put a Christmas tree in their front lawn. I smile whenever I see it. I love it so very much, certainly makes it feel a lot more spirited around here. My personal preference are colored lights to white lights but any kind really brings the kid out in me. I get a silly giddiness when I see Christmas lights.

I've mentioned before that in the part of San Jose that we live, it's traditional to put a single Christmas tree in your front lawn, with colored lights, topped with a single white one. The big old fashioned light bulbs are the best, but of course, the least efficient. I'm excited that our neighbors are participating in the tradition and we get to reap the rewards.

Couldn't resist taking a blurry bokeh photo. You may notice I changed my blog header last night, too. Mmmmmm...bokeh.

I'll print these photos and work them into my Daily December journal, but I wanted to post these pics first.

Do you have a nearby neighborhood that does the tricked out "Christmas Vacation" style lights?

side note: Turning Word Verification in comments back on again. Starting to get repeated blog spam. Boo.


Ragged Around the Edges said...

Oooooh, I heart this tree. No wonder it makes you smile. And the blurry photo. . . makes my imagination run wild. Thank you.

Shammickite said...

My local town is advertising a competition for the homeowner with the best and most garish (in my opinion) Christmas lights display, with a cash prize for the winner.
And yet, they encourage us to cut down on our energy use and only use what's necessary.... ironic, doncha think?

Ginnie said...

Awww. I love your new header, Mad. In Atlanta we always had two inside with white lights and one with colored lights. The best of both worlds! :)