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

December 21, 2012

Pretties in the 'Hood

Just some of the lights and decorations in my neighbourhood, and the fun I like to have with them.

I loooooove how this pink tree came out.

I love how they put a star inside their lamppost light.

Overall I find that there seem to be far less lights and displays around here.  I don't know if that's a nationwide trend or what.  I know I shot way more pictures last year than I have this year.


  1. I think it's a trend. It's one of our traditions to go Christmas light gazing and it's harder and harder to find clusters of homes that put up lights.

    Where I used to live had a guy that bought a real tree for every one on his section of the street and then asked them to decorate it and put it by the curb and they would have a block party but by the time I moved, hardly anyone participated. =(

  2. Thanks for sharing those pics of the lights in your area, JoJo.

    Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2013!

  3. Now I have a smart meter in my house to tell me when electicity use is high, I wouldn't consider going crazy with the lights. I'm afraid all I see when I go past other houses with lots of lights on is "Aaaargh, global warming!"

  4. Anonymous2:26 PM

    It all looks lovely :0)

  5. It's that way in my neighborhood too,there don't seem to be as many lights as last year. Sadly my lights were taken out by the blizzard :(

  6. Oh the photos are beautiful Jo-Jo! Love the "action" shots. Too bad about the decline in outdoor lighting... doesn't seem to have diminished up here at all. But nearly everyone has the more eco-friendly ones now. I love seeing the street all lit up!

    Happy Holidays and all the best to you and yours Jo-Jo!

  7. beautiful lights...we have them mainly in the market, as no one decorates houses here for these holidays.
    have a nice day!

  8. Even before I moved back in with my parents, there were many years I didn't decorate for Christmas. Though I think I did a bit of something last year. I had a small 4-feet tall fake tree that I sold for maybe $5 when I moved at the end of September. Depressing, huh? Maybe that's the national trend - times have been and continue to be so tough that we, as a nation, are sinking into a real depression.
    Some Dark Romantic