Christmas Lights

As our friends in western Washington know, walking to see the Christmas lights was not possible last evening. The same wind storm that hit the Seattle area came into Victoria just as we were preparing to take a night time walk. We chose the wiser action of sitting by the fireplace and reading.

Today we took a walk in the sunshine around noon. I’m still learning how to use this camera so we walked around the neighborhood looking for test subjects. There is an interesting custom here of hanging oversize ornaments in bare deciduous trees.

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We found this very unique sculpture in a front yard. These boots definitely were not made for walking!

Tonight we had another wonderful dinner at Il Covo Trattoria. Following dinner we walked downtown to see and photograph the Christmas lights. Here is a small sample.

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Even boats get decorated in the marinas.

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Now it’s time for bed.


About Paul

I'm retired, but working at painting, photography, and song writing. We like to travel and paint plein air in new places. Of course that's also where photography comes into the picture, so to speak. Sometimes I get inspired to write songs about the people and places we visit.
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2 Responses to Christmas Lights

  1. Jean-Paul Dumont says:

    I love the “oversize ornaments in bare deciduous trees”. It also would make a great title to a book that is still to be written!

  2. Antoinette Wills says:

    A new camera can be so much fun, requiring extra attention to the details of the world we see with our eyes. You’re doing a great job with it, Paul. You don’t seem like a newbie at all.

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