|My poor attempt to get a picture of the balls on|
a tree in my side yard.
Perhaps that’s why I’m still a sucker for amazing light displays, even the over-the-top tackiness of houses decked in basement-to-ceiling lights, icicles, blinkers, inflatable snowmen, reindeers and Santas, even spotlights and nets.
My all-time favorite light display, however, is the one that goes on in my own neighborhood this time each year.
The entire area is decked out with lighted tree balls, many hung high up in the trees and thickly enough to turn the entire neighborhood magical. The balls are made from chicken wire, then strung
with lights. When hoisted into the tree they become shining moons in rainbow colors.
Sadly they don’t photograph well. Even professionals struggle to capture the beauty and majesty of them. There are a few here that give you the idea but mostly it’s something you have to experience.
The only downside is that attracts a lot of traffic to a neighborhood that isn’t really built for it. But the gaping tourists are the price we pay for the loveliest non-commercial display anywhere!
WISHING EVERYONE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS OR A HAPPY HOLIDAY!