Holiday Lights! One of the many things about the Christmas Season that I adore! And here we are, exactly one week before the big day, Christmas Day, what could be a better thing to post.
I will keep it short and sweet for you though, because most probably, you, like me, are still busybusy wrapped up in holiday related things to do (to say nothing of the everything else going on in your real life, right?)
Last Sunday we went over to the arboretum to check out the lights. Every year, local people and businesses "adopt" a tree to decorate in Blalock Park and this year there were more than 100 different displays. (Which is an impressive number here on Venice Island. )Blalock Park is a beautiful place to walk on a regular ordinary day. So gussied up with decorations and lights, it's a magical place!
There is something about Christmas lights that just transports me back in time. Once again I'm a little kid again, sitting in the backseat of the family car with my sister and my mother, snuggled down into our warm jackets. My dad and Nana would be in the front- dad driving of course. And we would be looking out the car windows as we slowly drove through neighborhood after neighborhood, singing Christmas carols and marveling at the decorations.
Every time we walk through the Christmas displays in Blalock Park, I am so impressed by people's creativity. And the fact that no two displays were the same. It wows me every year.
I'll give you a little sample. Each display seemed to have it's own central theme:
There were the animal themed displays of course:
The Traditional Christmas themes were well represented:
A few Florida specific displays:
And a few that just defy categorization:
And all of them were perfect.
Without a single solitary doubt, Tim and I will walk over and enjoy it several more times before the holiday is over again this year.
I wish you a happy weekend! Make it a point to get out there and enjoy the Christmas Lights in your area at some point this weekend. See if it doesn't feel at least a little magical to you too.
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.