Maybe I wasn’t paying close enough attention in recent years but it seemed to me that there was a decline in holiday lights in private yards.  This year, however, the lights seem to be coming back on– at least in a near by neighborhood.  I drove around Christmas Eve and took photographs.  Light displays make wonderful photos when you do it right, and I will be the first to admit that I am still going through a learning curve.  In any event, here are a few photos from the streets near where I live.  (I admit to tinkering with the color on the outdoor Christmas tree– it wasn’t working for me, so I dabbled a bit in Picassa’s focal b/w setting, perhaps not any too skillfully.)

I wish you a peaceful and prosperous holiday season!

Please let us know what you think about what we see.