Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas Lights

We took a nice drive the other night to look at the Christmas lights - a long time ritual in our family. We've been doing this for over 47 years now.

Here are last year's lights. It is interesting that the houses that had lots of lights last year and not the same ones this year - perhaps the people moved away?

This year we found lots of pretty lights in Ferndale - we'd not been there before to look at the decorations.




One house had lots of wooden painted characters . . .









This one looks like Texas - or Australia . . .



Set on a hill - very pretty . . .


This one turned out prettier when I moved the camera a little, that the one that was in clear focus.


Entering downtown Ferndale - these lighted wreaths lined the streets . . .



These big lights changed color - from blue . . .


to red . . .


to green . . .

Have you been out to look at Christmas lights this year?



5 comments:

Pondside said...

So pretty! I especially like the snowflake lights. We haven't been out to look yet, but I notice lots of beautiful displays on my way home from work in the dark.

*karendianne. said...

Very Merry and Bright! You always have the best things to share. :)

GardenofDaisies said...

People find great joy in lighting up their homes. And we have wonderful memories of driving our two youngsters around to see all the pretty displays.
We just have candles in the window here at our house. (and the lit tree.)

Mary said...

We try to change our lights every year. This year I have been out after dark a few times and seen some lights. Their doesn't seem to be as many people decorating their houses this year. There is a Christmas Tree Lane in Tri-Cities that I might have to get DH to take me to see...

Lili said...

It really is fun to see all the lights, but sadly not too many around here. On the flip side, everyone around here keeps their Christmas wreaths up throughout the winter! ~Lili