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December 10th, 2013


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07:21 pm - Working on my space
It's a very warm evening, the last of the subtropical heat wave, but the rain is lightly falling. Cool front coming! (It'll only bring us back to our average temperatures, but we will take it.)

This afternoon I did something I've never done before. I put up Christmas lights.

Not a major production, mind you, because wow no I am so unhandy. But as I was at the big-box home improvement store this afternoon (that would be Lowe's), I saw solar Christmas lights -- a 'net' of lights, to be specific. When I got home, in steamy sunshine more like April than December, I managed to (mostly) untangle and drop the two nets of lights over the boxwoods that frame my front path.

This evening I went out with dear friends and ate and laughed. When I came back home, the blue-white sparks were there, shining through the rain.

I love the season of light in the midst of winter darkness. I hope you have light today.

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From:lazylions
Date:December 11th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
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That's lovely L. I always appreciate Christmas lights as I drive around in the dark days of winter. Hurrah for more light in the darkness!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
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Hurrah for you and for lights in winter depths!

[hugs]
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From:gwynnega
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:03 am (UTC)
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Average temperatures sound good to me after the chilly weather we've been having!

And the Christmas lights sound lovely.

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
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We've been 12 to 15 degrees above average, and I've been sorely tempted to turn on the air conditioner! But I have resisted. :)

Cheers and lights! [hugs]
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From:mamculuna
Date:December 11th, 2013 02:05 am (UTC)
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I love winter lights, too. Wish we kept them up until March. And yours sound spectacular! Solar!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
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My solar lights are fairly... small. And not as bright as electric. But I feel happy with them!

Here in my little town, neighbors of mine have fairy lights in their backyard throughout the year. SO TEMPTING. :)

Cheers to you!
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From:janus_74
Date:December 11th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
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I really like our lights this year. Instead of putting them outside, where we can't see them, we put them around the inside windows so it's nice and twinkly inside too :)
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:04 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's perfect! [applauds you]

Happy Tuesday!
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From:anne_d
Date:December 11th, 2013 03:32 am (UTC)
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What a lovely thing, and what a lovely image!
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
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These are tiny tiny lights, and they look like wee fallen stars. :)

Cheers and a good day to you!
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From:kathyh
Date:December 11th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
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All the lights are my favourite thing about Christmas. They make everything seem so much brighter and shinier.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:05 pm (UTC)
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And you live in a city where the lights are WONDERFUL (if you go into the West End, anyway). Hurrah hurrah!

Also, hugs. :)
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From:paratti
Date:December 11th, 2013 11:19 am (UTC)
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Yay for lights:)
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From:laurawise
Date:December 11th, 2013 01:06 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and yays! :)
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:December 12th, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
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That sounds wonderful.

I need to decorate this weekend.
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From:laurawise
Date:December 12th, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
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This is the first year I've even attempted an outside decoration! I'm well pleased. :)

Cheers and happy lights to you!
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From:heron_pose
Date:December 13th, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
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Oh -- I love the going out and eating and laughing, and coming home to light -- light which you made happen!

Thanks for this.

::HUGS::
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From:laurawise
Date:December 13th, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
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Lights and good thoughts to you, H_P!

[hugs]

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