For  Weekly Photo Challenge Twinkle I couldn’t help adding one more post after capturing these  well dressed trees.

Who remembers Main Street being decorated for Christmas after Thanksgiving. We had a pet parade followed by the lighting of the a big tree in the middle of the street. I don’t know if that still happens anywhere anymore. These are the lights that decorate the street trees in a Berkeley shopping neighborhood. I was in everyone’s way taking pictures of them yesterday. I wondered if I was the only one awed by the sparkle and beauty.

Let me know if you go all gaga for Christmas lights, too.



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      1. That’s exactly why I was asking as its so lovely to walk round in the late night / early morning light catching the fairy lights twinkling! It makes Venice just that little bit more magic and I bet it would do the same in Berkeley! Great photo!


  1. Lovely photo. We don’t have lights here in the Hastings CBD, but a few families decorate their homes and register with the council who bring out a map so we can do tours of the homes. That means that our council is the scrooge who gets families to do all the work for them. 😦


    1. Well that’s too bad 😦
      Do they have a contest? I remember those maps and a contest form my childhood. It was a big deal to drive around and look at lights just before Christmas. Now our block has so many decorated houses it doesn’t seem a special.


  2. These lights are a little different to what I have seen and that is a good thing. It is such a popular thing to do these days, decorate one’s home with lights. I think it is cozier in the colder climates when it is do dark. The lights in a tropical country like mine, where Xmas is summertime, make it quite hot, but are nevertheless lovely to see.


    1. Even though we don’t have snow it’s chilly and dark so the lights are nice to have. We have gone to San Diego for Christmas and they have lights and decorated palms. I am always glad to get back to “real” weather this time of year.
      By the way, where are you?


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