Two years ago this day we stopped at my sister's place in Goderich, breaking up a medical appointment in London into a shorter drive. Their house backs on to a local park where Christmas lights go up every year. Locals drive the loop road through the park and enjoy the lights. We were able to just look out the window or step out through the back gate.
It's a beautiful late fall day here, warm enough that I headed off by myself around a few blocks to the hospital for blood work. I was bundled up mind you, but it was a wonderful ride in the fresh air, possibly the last I'll get this year. Then they couldn't find any paperwork, so now I'm in another round of calls to one of my several doctors to see what's to be done. This business of having a constant round of medical tests and consultations is frustrating, but the ride this morning was a pleasure.
For those of you with a long memory, yes this is where the Goderich tornado struck in 2011. The park was devastated, so the trees you are looking at are all the young trees planted after the big old maples were removed leaving some very interesting chainsaw carvings. My sister lost part of the roof, all their back windows, and a huge old chestnut tree.
And playing with lightpainting.
The lights have gone up in Owen Sound, so we'll have to go there sometime soon to check them out.
Imagine that beauty at your back door.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you enjoyed the fresh air!ReplyDelete
Beautiful lights but I especially like the Nativity scene.
You've got some great Christmas Light photos there. Good stuff:))ReplyDelete
Quite a sight to see!ReplyDelete
Especially like the lightpaintings.ReplyDelete
Now we know you can go Enjoy seeing the Christmas Lights.ReplyDelete
It's about time.
The light-paintings are especially interesting.ReplyDelete
I think I remember those light paintings from two years ago. And I'm also glad you got a chance to get yourself outdoors, even it is cold! :-)ReplyDelete
We do remember the tornado that hit Goderich, our parents lived on the outskirts at the time.ReplyDelete
Really, is there anything more beautiful in the dark than colourful lights? :)
Thank you for the pictures.
Good to hear that you got out for a spin in the fresh air - always cathartic. Our daughter lives in Bayfield, just south of Goderich, so we remember the tornado well. She had been in Goderich mere hours before the tragedy struck.ReplyDelete
The light photos are so great. I real manger scene is so nice to see. November is almost over and we now will really get down to having winter. Cold and white and sometimes pretty.ReplyDelete
So nice to see these photographs, they are so colourful.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan