Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights in Goderich are an interesting story.  A tornado ripped through the town, tearing right through the centre of the downtown several years ago.  It destroyed almost all the large trees in the park behind my sister's house, and all the large trees surrounding the town hall in the 'Square'.  There was so much glass embedded in the soil in the Square that they had to strip 6" of soil off before restoring it!


Without the trees downtown, they needed a new plan for the Christmas lights, and they switched to the park behind my sister's house.  A number of good size trees had been planted, and using them and some metal frameworks, the town's Christmas light display is now right outside my sister's kitchen window!

So I borrowed her tripod and went out to get a few pix.  There's a narrow one-lane loop road through the park, so locals can drive slowly through the display.

It sure brightened up the back yard!

A nativity scene, complete with camel.

And a very big snowman.

This was the view from the upstairs window in our bedroom.

Then I got a little wacky, and did some silly light painting.

I guess this was a foretaste of feeling quite loopy the next day after getting out of the light anaesthetic needed for yet another medical test at a London hospital.  But stopping in Goderich cut the morning drive in half, and provided a nice break compared to one of those 7 hour driving days!


16 comments:

  1. Loopy lights, what a fantastic display, and not into December yet. Hope you are OK after tests, and will be OK for the 25th next month.

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  2. I love these...maybe going to see Christmas lights would be a good idea...we have not did that in a few years due to something always going on.

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  3. Love that yearly viewing of the Christmas lights. Too early for that here!

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  4. Hello, it is a beautiful Christmas light display! Happy weekend to you!

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  5. What a wonderful Christmas list display and your got to visit your sister as well, Bonus.
    Good luck with the tests.

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  6. What a view to enjoy while doing the washing up! That's a really fine display.

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  7. It was such a sad story about Goderich getting hit. Bill's parents lived there at the time but were luckily far enough away from the centre that got hit, they were safe. How wonderful that they are pushing onward and still able to produce such a lovely display!

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  8. Neat pictures. I know it's harder to get the ones without the movement, but I like them all. VERY interesting about the glass in the soil.

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  9. Awesome Christmas light displays, you captured them beautifully!!!

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  10. Oh those lights are gorgeous and how nice that they are right outside your sisters kitchen window. I bet she doesn't even mind doing the dishes. : )

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  11. Your sister is very lucky... as are we all to see them through your eyes. Thank you.

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  12. Great photo job on those loopy Christmas lights. I drove through there this morning but it is definitely a night time thing.

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  13. beautiful Christmas lights and I bet your sister loved seeing you too! :)

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