Holiday lights. As the days get shorter and shorter, and with gloomy gray, wet, cold days, we all long for brighter lights and sunshine and warmth. I have no doubt in my mind that mankind has longed for this each time winter rolls around. We are no different. I’ll admit that those lights of this season do lift my spirits, and I enjoy viewing them in (and on) other peoples homes.
Kat has a good article on taking photos of those holiday lights, which you can read by clicking here. I recently took my camera and tripod outside at night and was able to get a few images of holiday lights in my own neighborhood.
This is a great example of why you should not shake the camera, even if you have it on the tripod. But even with the blur I like how these lights look.
I love the warm inviting glow that lights up this porch. You may be able to see the little teddy bear sitting inside the window…so cute!
This large, stately brick home always has a grand entrance display, and the soft light of a single candle in each window.
Though I have already shared this image in an earlier post, I have to share it again here. This little cottage just says “home sweet home” to me.
This season is filled with lots of lights and colors, and can also be full of Too Much _____. (Add your own word in the blank.) One of the reasons I am enjoying the photo prompts this month for Picture the Holidays is that we are encourage to just take it easy, be good to ourselves, and pause and see the good in every day.
Today we were encourage to find some small delight today, some little moment of enchantment that brightens the day for us. For me, it was a cup of warm tea, Constant Comment to be specific. I think it even smells like Christmas!
My hope for you is that you can take the time to enjoy those lights, to relax from all the “Too Much _____”, and find whatever small delight there is in your day…and enjoy that moment of enchantment.
Blessings and peace to you….