Haven’t thought about it much, but our dashboard lites seem sorta neat, in perspective, or contrast, or because of, maybe in spite of, the proximity of bleu whirlwindiness.
Below, in a cloistered neighborhood which “goes all out” — a pond full of possibly traumatized (or cauterized?) ducks …
Closer duck view. One of these years the neighborhood may try to light them up, too.
We drove by a place just west of the airport. My photos don’t show the scope nor breadth of the effort — but whoever they are actually hire a contractor (the signs of whom were prominently displayed along the street) to do this lighting for them! *
The “bleu whirlwind” is in another part of town, about a mile or so west. We could see the BLUE GLOW a mile away! through the intervening trees and houses ~
Such neighborhoods must have some sort of covenant or other implicit agreement whereby everyone “gets in the act.”
And, of course, they’ll expect A LOT of drive-by traffic. Many cars will cruise slowly by with their main lights off, so as to not diminish nor affect the … ambiance.
Pacific Rim theme – see *, above. B mentioned hiring the lighting-consultant company to do our place next year. (She was kidding, I think). We got to thinkin’ … after lookin’ at a few places with large inflatable balloon rubber figures we thought our theme would be PACIFIC RIM! (You know, that bad recent sci-fi gawdzilla-type monster movie). Huge ugly balloon-animal creatures emerging from a scintillating light sea, rumbling and rampaging through crumbling city structures (skyscrapers, bridges, monuments) whilst the erstwhile humanoid gigantic robots go after them … the true meaning of the season!
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Nice photos! I can never get night pix without a lot of jiggle. We never put our lights up this year – it seemed like every time Bob had a day to do anything, it was raining cats and dogs and I have bad ladder karma.
I’m glad to hear that you got your sister the frog chorus. Remind her to take the batteries out before she puts it away – it would be really devastating to ruin such an amazing tree ornament.
Extremely interesting ,in every sense.
I’d never seen such profusion of lights in all my life………..Usually I tend to less showy displays , but your photos are just stunning!
(Thank you for including my blog in your list!)
Wow. What a wonderful light show! I love especially Your blue photos, because blue is my favorite color. I really enjoyed this post full with gorgeous photos.