Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Wreaths and Christmas Lights

I have just been to the shop and have taken some pictures of the lights on the way. Today I took some pics of decorations on my dogwalk. These are not the most OTT decorations round here, but the more tasteful ones. The OTT ones are sadly totally outrageous.
I really love the little twinkly fairy lights in trees and bushes. The best ones are the white ones, and some have a really subtle twinkle, owing to the electronics, I suppose. However, I have posted a red one, as the white ones didn't come out very well (too subtle to photograph well, at least on my camera). It makes walking in the evening quite a magical experience, lots of twinkly fairy bushes and trees.
I also like these little flower lights, and I have taken a picture in the daytime (when they still look pretty good) and at night. I suppose my ideal Christmas garden would be lots of white twinkly lights in the bushes and trees, with a few of these flower lights. I think the pic I have posted with the lights of different colours is overgilding the lily somewhat, but maybe that's just me.
Also a Father Christmas climbing up the house, and you get a lot of those round here, and a few icicle lights hanging down from the roof, though those are rather passe, not like the cutting edge twinkle lights.


Lisa Sarsfield said...

Oh cool! I want one of those scrummy wreaths and a climbing Santa!
I agree though that those wee flower lights are very pretty. Hoping to get my own photo's of the xmas lights tonight if it is dark enough on the way home from Kung Fu. Not many sleeps now!!!

Sweet Irene said...

As yet there is not a lot of outside decorating going on here. We do have one house that has Santa Claus climbing up the balcony, but I think people think that any decorating is too vulgar or something like that and is best left to the common masses. I have mixed feelings about it, but I think as a whole Christmas is an overdone holiday which makes people way too frantic and stressed. Especially in the States. I think it is a holiday that needs to be reevaluated and redesigned to bring some ordinary joy back into it.

Debi said...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, as the saying goes. I like it that you took these pictures while out strolling in the winter evening. There's not much strolling in this part of the world I live in. I like knowing it is still done.

Irene is right. Christmas is overdone here. We need to re-evaluate. I like Christmas joy and want more of that. Less presents and shopping. Much less.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Beverly,

What is OTT? I love the little white lights too! I used to have some strung up in the living room (I call them my fairy lights) but they are not up right now.

Great fun to see your walks!

~ Diane Clancy

Bev said...

Diane, OTT, 'Over The Top'