IN THE FIELD: Christmas Lights


I took this photo of the trees we decorated alongside our driveway at our old home. I love the peaceful feeling the lights present.


  1. December 23, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    This is peaceful, I feel good looking at this.and I like the exposure chosen to show off the lights.Merry Christmas to you and your family, David.

    • December 23, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks Jane, I took this two years ago. We moved to a rental last December and were unable to decorate the trees that year. I’ll be busy digging and planting this spring so we can put lights up again. We don’t have any shrubs or trees yet, but I was speaking to the owner of the tree farm nearby…can’t wait to plant a small woods! LOL
      Merry Christmas to you and your family Jane…and a Joyous New Year as well!

  2. December 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    How lovely. It does look peaceful.

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas, David. All the very best to you!

    • December 25, 2013 at 3:07 pm

      Thank you Meander, I hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas as well. Keep on doing what you do…for me it’s visual eye candy!

  3. December 23, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    What a lovely scene! Happy Holiday! 🙂

    • December 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you Kristina, at our old home, we decorated the back garden with 4200 lights. We put them on small shrubs and tall trees…it was like a Christmas palace back there. One night we were on the patio in the shadows as a little boy and his father peeked through the bushes. The little boy said “Daddy…loooooook” It was so adorable and made all the work worthwhile. I do miss that garden….but we will make a new one here.

      • December 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm

        Wow, it must have been magical to have so many lights on 🙂 I am sure you will have even a better one in your new home 🙂 Merry Christmas! 🙂

  4. December 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and S…and the puppers 🙂

    • December 25, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you Teri and Merry Christmas to you and DH! Love that…puppers!

  5. December 23, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I loved too dear David, what a beautiful road…. Thank you, Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday, love, nia

    • December 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you Nia, it took us several nights with long poles to put all the lights up. The photo doesn’t show it, but most of the fir trees with lights are at least 12 feet tall. Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

  6. December 24, 2013 at 2:29 am

    That’s just magical! A very happy Christmas to you and Sharon, have a wonderful time!

    • December 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Magical is perfect…I can’t wait to do something like this again…we just need some trees and shrubs LOL. Nothing garish at this house…wait till next year!

  7. December 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

    What a BEAUTIFUL display, David. Everyone in your old neighborhood is saying, “Christmas is just not the same without David and Sharon’s lighted TREES!” From your response above it sounds like you are going to line your new drive with little pines that will one day look like these. Your NEW neighbors will be de-LIGHTED!

    Henrietta and I wish you and Sharon a beautiful Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.


    • December 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

      Thank you John for the kind words. I have to say…on that street no one did the trees like we did. They just outlined their homes in white lights. We decided that year to torque them around a bit and used 2000 colored lights instead of white lights on the trees and shrubs. We were due for a change anyway. LOL I wonder if they are still doing lights the way they always did…
      Merry Christmas to you and Henrietta and all the best in the new year!!!

  8. December 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Very festive! That looks like it was a lot of work, but worth it.
    Hope you are enjoying the holidays!

    • December 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

      We really do enjoy putting up the lights (when it’s not 20 degrees LOL) and keep it tasteful rather than Chevy Chase like. Kind of like what Longwood Gardens would do.

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