Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

December 22, 2011

The Dark Nights of Mid-Winter

Today, December 22, is the Winter Solstice!  So have a Cool Yule and Blessed Saturnalia!

I've been taking advantage of the dark early evenings to go out and take more night shots of the lights around town.  Here is another house in my neighbourhood.

This is the very festive Buzzards Bay Rotary, just off the Bourne Bridge.  It looks so pretty and striking at night, and there are cute, painted cartoon characters at different places on the rotary (aka roundabout or traffic circle).  

Forgot to turn the auto focus back on when I went to the Mezza Luna restaurant to shoot the tree on their outside deck, but the blurry one came out kind of cool.

Downtown at Buzzards Bay Park, near the train bridge.  Very festive!!

With the ever present, generic and PC "Seasons Greetings".

All the lamp posts are festooned with garland, ribbons and lit candy canes and/or wreathes.

This is the same place that did up the killer Halloween house that I blogged about HERE.  They did not disappoint for the holiday season!


  1. Oooh, we plan to do the very same thing, but we're waiting for our time with the Shaglings. There's this part of the City of Fremont where they called it Crippsmas Place where the whole neighborhood decorate the front of their house to attract visitors for a fundraising campaign that Mr. Cripps started for her child who has Leukemia. (I think that's how the story goes.)

  2. Love your photos.

    You are right, the fuzzy ones are magnificent! Very surreal and trippy... Oh the colors!

  3. Think I'll just pop down and turn on my tree.

  4. Anonymous2:16 PM

    I'm especially fond of the flourescent (bet I spelled that wrong!) Christmas trees :0)

  5. Happy Christmas to you!!

    Thankyou for always popping over to say hello at my blog!!

    Love Sam xxxx