Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Lighting the Season

decorated house

The kids took us around to see some of the Christmas lights last night. I suppose that makes us sound old. It does to me because I can remember driving my own tottering parents around to see the lights. The difference is that it was our car, and The Boy was doing the driving because he knows the area best. He does that everyday in his job — drive hither, thither and yon — so he knows his way around remarkably well.


Our main visitation was to the incredible house shown in the photo above. I suppose that every town has one; I know that Sarnia did, but not like this — not even close really. It's not a mansion, but it sure is decorated like one. It's the front that you see in the photo, but all parts are resplendent with yuletide colour — side, alcoves and the back.


The next photo is within the carport (open garage) where the blue arrow points (and while you're at it take note of the red arrow too, for I'll mention it later). You can see angels, the magi, and a village, and that is only part of what is in the carport. Then, around the side of the house there is breezeway which has multiple electric trains and even more villages, but you'll have to trust me on some of this because I balk at taking the necessary bandwidth to reveal all. From the breezeway, you can peer inside the house where there are numerous Christmas trees and a big screen tv with Miracle on 34th Street playing.



santa train

The above photo is a close-up of the train that the red arrow in the first photo was pointing to.


These were but three of the twenty photos that I took, but I thought they might help to get one and all in the holiday spirit although I don't suppose that many of you fine folk require much assistance.


One more seasonal WHOPEE! The first big snow is scheduled to arrive tonight and continue into tomorrow.


 

9 comments:

mreddie said...

The decorations are appreciated much by me. Hey - we almost, repeat almost, got some freezing rain last night - oh well, I'll just keep dreaming. Hope your snow is as pretty as you hope it will be. ec

Bonita said...

Your photos have really motivated me to go out and see what people have done to celebrate the Christmas spirit. I love the little decorations on the ground.

tom said...

I can only imagine the time that guy put into that display...and as I imagine this, I look outside and see my gutter lights are out..again...starting to feel like Clark Griswold...am I motivated to see what is wrong? Let you know...

Matt said...

Wow!!! Nice photos! Every year I like to go out with friends and go around and look at lights. It's so beautiful!

I love christmas! :)

kathy said...

Let it snow..let it snow...let it snow! Lucky! you get snow! here in Long Beach it doesn't snow, it did once in compton (next door city) but it was a freak of nature storm that hit a few years back. it was on the news and the kids and adults were excited.

I love driving around too and seeing the beautiful lights!

PBS said...

Nice pictures! One of my favorite traditions of Christmas is to drive around and look at the lights.

Rhonda Gibson said...

WOW I love these pictures! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and your pictures and descriptions have inspired me to get hubby out tomorrow night and check out our towns lights and love. Thanks!!

Gina said...

I have always loved Christmas lights, but having a 3 year old has given me an even bigger appreciation. This is the first year he is really getting into the displays, and it is contagious!

Dee said...

I love doing this each year. So much fun!!!