A Festive Walk

Monday night was my daughter’s music concert and we walked to the school for the performance. Walking down a side street to the main road, we passed the property of two home owners who have lit up the evergreen trees they have in their front yard. This year I was able to take a better picture of the trees than I did last year.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Twinkling trees. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

After passing the lit up trees, we turned onto the main road. The afternoon was turning into evening and the lights were on duty. We walked quickly as we did not want my daughter to be late – and the earlier we were, the better seats we would get!

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
Dusk in the city. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

When we turned into the side streets again to reach the school, I could not resist snapping a few pictures of my favourite house decorations. The lights really make the neighbourhood look festive.

On the way back home, we walked a little slower and were thus able to admire the Christmas trees that the store owners in the main street have put in the windows.

I enjoyed looking at the Christmas lights and decorations. It was an added bonus to a musical evening.

Do you enjoy looking at Christmas decorations?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

(This post is linked to Jo’s Monday Walk and the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge prompt: twinkle)

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39 thoughts on “A Festive Walk

  1. How nice that you were able to walk to the school and performance. I like outside decorations as long as they don’t become a distraction or are over the top. I read about traffic problems when the decorations are spectacular and people want to drive by to see them. 😦 I like simple and elegant.

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  2. It’s such a delight looking at all the variety of decorations and trees, isn’t it? There’s a gorgeous grouping of reindeer and toadstools on our estate that’s newly arrived. I keep slipping down to see it lit up on a night but I haven’t succeeded yet. Maybe they forgot to buy a plug 😦
    Many thanks, Colline. And I bet the concert was fabulous too 🙂

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  3. The Christmas lights are lovely, as is your tree.

    I had to go into Richmond after dark the other night, and was kicking myself for not having taken my camera with me. Some of the lights are worthy of backtracking to capture the moment. 🙂

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  4. I do enjoy them, Colline. I’ve mixed emotions, though, about the mega decorations that seem to have taken over some neighborhoods. Yes, they are impressive but I think they’ve gone too far. I prefer to see homes with twinkling lights, not Las Vegas.

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    1. I can only agree with you John. The Las Vegas style definitely moves away from what the original intention of putting up lights. As we walked in the neighbourhood, we did not see any over-the-top decorating – or even tasteless portrayals of Christmas.

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  5. A couple weekends ago we had a good snowfall (all gone now) that made everyone’s lights look extra impressive. My wife, the nieces and I went toured the neighbourhood just to see it all but I didn’t get out my camera to shoot.

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  6. Now that looks festive Colline! I’m not one for decorations at home any more, but I do like peeking into shop windows to see what displays they have come up with 🙂 Have a good Christmas!
    Jude xx

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