Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lighter Christmas Preparation

    In a previous post described how I worked so hard in preparing for Christmas by bringing lots of snow.

    Today I will show you some preparation that took much less work than bringing snow. I have put the lights on my house! I don't put many lights on the house. I get them up about the middle of November and try to pick a warm spell. Now it's early December and time to turn on the lights.


If you look hard there are lights on the house
The little birch got in the way
The birch is still in the way
Look hard and you will see the house lights
The house lights are really there
The lamp with a cap of snow

And after putting up lights I went to a lot of work and took pictures of the whole affair
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21 comments:

  1. you're funny. i happen to like the lights behind the little tree. :)

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    1. It illustrates a rather elementary photographer!

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  2. Yes I saw your lights! I put up lights around a twig wreath next to the door..I would like to have a tree decorated in lights outside someday..you are looking a bit like Christmas:)

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    1. Yes we have the snow and it's crisp winter snow. I lose the argument when it comes to putting lights on a tree.

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  3. Darn son of a birch getting in the way like that! ;)

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    1. You know they just shouldn't let old guys go out at night. They can't see a thing that gets in their way.

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  4. Well you have been on the shovel to show a clear driveway. I always find it here at Christmas amusing - Snow scenes on Christmas cards. I guess the "Poms" like the reminder, I have my doubts about the other European immigrants that have arrived here over the years, I think they were happy to get away from it. Now we have an "invasion" by boats of "so-called refugees", from the Middle East,Africa and the Sub-Continent. Lucky for you, Vancouver is so far away.
    Today max. only 33c, tomorrow 29c and Friday a wonderful 27c.
    The early Christmas present, eh?
    Then - they are not game to predict.
    So just keep up the snow shots, I will get to enjoy it and pretend I am rolling in it! ha ha.
    Cheers
    Colin( Brisbane. Australia

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    1. I've noticed the same thing when we get cards from New Zealand...lots of snow. You do have the big white boomers though.

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    1. Snow really can set things off.

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  6. Aah, there is no thrill like turning the Holiday Lights on for the first time. I love the decorating, just love it. Your lights look really nice, every string perfect and straight. I would hire you to do mine, but its too much fun. That is a lovely olde lamp - does it have a story?? I also have a tree in the front yard and I bought christmas bulbs and fastened them on and when the lights are on at night, everything is just sparkling. I like that shot through the tree too, like the lights are just suspended in air. NICE

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    1. My manger doesn't want lights on trees but I think it's a good Idea and I would be the one putting them on.
      The lamp was here when we moved . the lamp was put there when the house was built in 1963. I played with some brightness with that picture.

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  7. I think that poor little birch was telling you it wanted some decorations of its own.

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    1. Good idea! It's the right size to decorate.

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  8. Christmas lights make Christmas even more fun!

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    1. They sell such a variety of lights now that you can have some fun.

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  9. I so love your posts, Red.
    Today me and the kittens redid the lights, badly done the first time.
    Hubby bought me 4 new strings!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

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    1. I just finished reading your post on decorating the yard. You had some very high priced help out there with you.

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  10. I love Christmas lights, always have. Hubby put up one more string of them for me today.
    I like the last shot with the lights behind the trees. They look like little colored UFO's in the sky. :)

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  11. Red I like your lights, yes I can see them through the birch! :-) Smart thinking to put the lights up mid November, mine are up but I have some work to still do before I can plug them in, hopefully tomorrow I'll get to that.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  12. It is starting to look a lot like Christmas there!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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