I did manage to put some lights on the front fence, along with a wreath.
That's all nice, but I was still lagging on spirit. So I told Ulani "let's get in the car and see what other people are doing for Christmas lights!" Always game for a road trip, Ulani jumped right in and off we went.
We drove on. My friend Charley had featured a different sort of display on his blog, Vector Charley, and I wanted to see it myself.
Coming around a bend in a dark country road, I saw tail lights ahead. A number of them, actually, and I knew I'd found it.
There are about two acres of lights. Honestly. I don't know if this family puts on such a show every year, or if this is something new. Maybe a reader can shed some light on that? (Ugh, sorry for the pun!)
Seeing this display took me back to my childhood, when our family would pile into the station wagon after dinner and drive around to see the lights. Dad would have scouted out some major set-ups on his way home from work, so we often went beyond our own neighborhood to see the latest and greatest. For years my favorite lights were on a huge pine tree. The family had it covered in lights, and the lights would change colors, slowly blending from green to blue to red to gold.
After driving around for an hour or so, we'd get back home and have hot chocolate with marshmallows floating in it, then go to bed and dream of all the wonders of Christmas.
Well, my spirit's not back to 100%, but I'd say it's rising! And we have something else to celebrate now -- this is the 300th post on Life at Busy Solitude Farm! 300 posts in three years! I'd never have anticipated reaching this milestone!
I hope that your Christmas spirit (no matter what your religion, you're allowed to have some) is warm and cheery this year. And my wish for all of us this holiday season is for...