Friday, December 5, 2014

It's all about the lights!

It's that time of year again, when it's all about the lights.

Natural light is scarce and L'Heure Bleue is not just a perfume.

Hours are spent in freezing temperatures putting them up.

Risking life and limb illuminating the rain gutters. 

To keep up with the neighbors.

Eventually all that skill and perseverance produced a nice display. They can't be seen from space and they don't flash in time to music but there's enough so it looks festive and fits in with the rest of the block. They're energy efficient lights and on a timer to keep the power consumption to a minimum. I do not want to be around when they discover that half of that string across the top front isn't working!

What is it about fairy lights that makes them so endlessly fascinating?

Is it the different colors, shapes and sizes? Burt thinks bigger is always better.
We always end up going with whatever is available and on sale. How about you?

It's easy to get too wrapped up in the whole experience. Please don't try this at home, he's what you call an exBurt. Did you hear Chinese media regulators have banned the use of puns, wonder why?

At the end of the day isn't it just all about seeing things in a new light?

How do you decorate with lights? Do you go all out or keep it simple?


  1. Oh, your porch is so pretty! We can't even get our outside lights to work...

    I'm sorry I have missed out on a few of your posts, I have been taking a break from blogging, and for some reason I am not getting update notices about your posts. I'm getting right on that!

    1. Thanks! I just realized I forgot to hang up the wreath on the door.
      So sorry your lights aren't working, they can so unpredictable!
      This time of year is so busy, I haven't been getting around to all the blogs I usually visit either. I'd never heard of the Bechdel Test before, it's hilarious and tragic at the same time.

  2. Such fun lights. I am slacking in the decorating department but it's getting there...

    1. I haven't done much on the inside yet either. Nick on the other hand is driven to work on the outside lighting by when our neighbors get their lights up!