Monday, December 16, 2013

The December Photo Challenge

December 16/2013
#16 - Lights

The lights around the front of the Lakehouse. I just strung the lights thru out the pines, spruces and birch.... in and out and over and under.... I am not sure how many strings I "strang" but it was a lot. The most pretty of them all are the strings that are blue, green and purple.... I added about 6 more of those this year. I put them about half way up the posts on the front deck. Not enough ambition or enough warm weather to string them all the way to the top lol!!! It's really nice to be able to find our way home from mom and dads' in the dark with the twinkle of the Christmas lights. 

Christmas lights are lights used for decoration around Christmas. The custom goes back to the use of candles to decorate the Christmas tree in upper-class homes in 18th-century Germany. Christmas trees displayed publicly and illuminated with electric lights became popular in the early 20th century. By the mid-20th century, it became customary to display strings of electric lights as along streets and on buildings Christmas decorations detached from the Christmas tree itself. In the United States, it became popular to outline private homes with such Christmas lights in tract housing beginning in the 1960s. By the late 20th century, the custom had also been adopted in non-western countries, notably in Japan.

Relax... Respect... Enjoy... Dorri


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