all lit up {350/365}

Day two, hanging out with the Mortal Muses and today’s prompt is “lights”.

Every Christmas, the Kinsmen Club lights up a park here in my town. Every tree, shrub, fence … every single inch of it is strung with lights. It’s quite a sight and one of my favourite places to visit. It’s pretty magical.


So I was down there taking shots for todays prompt and soaking up the magic, thoroughly enjoying myself,

when this pulled up …


How AWESOME is that? I couldn’t wipe the grin off my face.


Some people are just steeped in holiday spirit :)


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  • Kat
    Posted at 00:51h, 17 December Reply

    Oh my gosh, that truck is sooooo awesome. I would be in heaven too! Your pictures are gorgeous. I saw your note about LED lights in the comments. What’s the problem you are experiencing? I have to admit, I haven’t worked with them much – it sounds like something I’m going to need to experiment with! :)

    • janice
      Posted at 01:03h, 17 December Reply

      You and me both!
      Mostly on tighter shots, I get either an ugly blob of colour or a completely blown out white. Exposing properly (well, I shouldn’t say that – exposing what I THINK is properly … LOL!) I get the bulb, nicely defined and good clarity … except that it looks like it’s turned off. ha! No glow whatsoever. But I was thinking that could be the angle I’m catching too. LEDs are weird. And lights further down the string will be lit, but yeah, not pretty.
      Scratching my head.
      Nothing compares to glass, I guess? ;)

      Okay, so I’ll be expecting a class from you before next Christmas :)

  • Suki
    Posted at 04:28h, 17 December Reply

    The second picture is incredibly cool. Gorgeous shot.

    • janice
      Posted at 20:33h, 17 December Reply

      Thanks Suki!
      AND!!! Thanks SO much for choosing my silver bells photo for the next prompt :D

  • Micheline Harvey
    Posted at 08:06h, 17 December Reply

    The truck just kills me. :) And the trees are indeed gorgeous. I wish my back yard looked like that, without having to string all the lights myself.

    • janice
      Posted at 20:33h, 17 December Reply

      I wonder if they have a count of how many lights are in the park.
      They must.
      I’m going to check that ;)

  • Sue
    Posted at 08:17h, 17 December Reply

    Oh wholey WOW!!!!! The truck is awesome indeed!!! You know someone has a heart full of Christmas magic!!!

    But you captured my favorite things, all in one with that snow laden tree lit with blue lights!!!! It is fantastic! To me that has always been the visual perception of what the words ~On a cold winter’s night that was so deep…~ in “The First Noel” was trying to describe. Delightful photo, J!!!

    • janice
      Posted at 20:34h, 17 December Reply

      You flatter me, SusyQ.

  • Bari
    Posted at 19:20h, 17 December Reply

    OMG..Jan..these are the best! these should be holiday cards. I love them. Seriously!

    • janice
      Posted at 20:35h, 17 December Reply

      Thanks Bari!
      Maybe next year? LOL …

  • geneil
    Posted at 22:28h, 17 December Reply

    That truck is seriously great! what luck you had! beautiful lights shots!

  • Tug
    Posted at 23:20h, 18 December Reply

    LOVE the truck, but I’m loving the trees as well. That’s real snow, right? :-/ Weird to me since I’m in Colorado and we have not one flake, it totally caught me by surprise!

    • janice
      Posted at 23:42h, 18 December Reply

      LOL! Yes, real!
      Want to come and shovel it? ;)

      • Tug
        Posted at 23:52h, 18 December Reply

        Um, that’d be a no. I, however, would LOVE to come have coffee with you while we watch some hot young things (I’ll pay) we hired shovel!

        • janice
          Posted at 23:59h, 18 December Reply

          MUCH better plan :D

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