Twinkle Lights


twinkle-treeIt’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle.  I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors.  My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that twinkles. (Today’s thank you to him!)

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I think white lights show off the tree and the ornaments better than anything else.  Just take a look at this picture!  Too much color would just compete with the many shapes and shades of what hangs on the branches or gets tucked further into the branch as a hidden treasure.  Even after the tree is decorated, I like to go back and take a close look at what I’ve previously placed—moving things if necessary or because the mood has changed since it was first hung.  I try to make sure that special ornaments have at least one of the twinkling whites nearby to draw attention to it.

My favorite thing about the Christmas season, twinkle lights!  (By the way, as of today, there are 108 days until Christmas!)

Bloggers Who Twinkle

Twinkle, Twinkle


When I was growing up we had the bigger, primary colored lights on our tree and on the bushes around the house.  My favorites now are white lights. I’d keep them up year-round if I could, I love how they twinkle!  This picture is Christmas tree 2014.  The smaller photos around the edge are highlighting the ornaments I got for our grandchildren  when they lived with us in 2011.  I hope they have a great tree this year and know that we still think about them every day!

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Check out these twinkles:

Lights in the Night


I love twinkle lights, the little white ones that make everything feel a bit like Christmas.  The trouble is taking  pictures of them at night seldom feels the same as seeing them up close.  When I read the prompt for this week’s photo challenge I realized, I don’t take too many shots in the dark.

This first one is from a local family that puts on an amazing light show during the holidays.  The lights, millions of them in dozens of colors, run off a computer program.  It’s totally in sync with the music you can tune to on a FM radio station.  Cars line up early and wait their turn to move down in front of the house.  The family has a collection bin at the front gate for donations to a local charity.  I wonder every year we make our way down the street if the other 12 houses mind the attention.

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My second picture for the challenge is of my Christmas tree. We keep the lights on a timer and place the tree in the middle of the picture window.  When I drive home from work I make sure to come down the road so I can see the tree, it always make me smile!  I’m also just as happy to sit and enjoy it from my couch, which is where this picture was taken.  Enjoy!

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Shots In The Dark