My Favorite Christmas House

Yes, the longest day of the year is coming soon. Craving the light.

This is the third year I’ve photographed this house.

I love how they go all out.

One year I sent it as my Christmas Card cause it looked like a Gingerbread Candy House all lit up.

This year I took the photo with my iPhone, just two shots.

I think they’ve changed to LED lights.  It must take a tremendous amount of time to install all these lights.

Will I remember to drive by in July and see if they leave them up all year round, such a lot of time to decorate? Probably not.

At the end of the post, if you scroll down, you can see the string of lights Steve added to the front of our house. When I drove home from Ohio Wednesday night, I saw the colorful   beacon along the driveway and it touched me that he put  up a string of lights and plugged them in. Reminiscent of Charlie Brown’s sweet little tree.  He must have found them in the garage.

You can see why I am so attracted to the over the top display highlighting the architectural details of the Morningside home.  So cheerful in the dark night.


XmasHouse2015Here is the 2015 view taken Thursday night.




The 201o version above.


IMG_4266Lone string of lights on bare branch tree to stave off the darkness at my house.  Less is more?

14 thoughts on “My Favorite Christmas House

  1. That is a wonderfully lit up house Ruth, I can see why you like it so much! And your lone string of lights could just be the start, next year two sets, the year after that 4 sets of lights, and five years time your house will look like the one you admire so much!
    After 10 years, your house will be visible from space!! LOL! 🙂

    • I think it’s a great effort to stave off the darkness this time of year. I think my house will remain sparse which is fine but I appreciate your projections for the future, Andy. Thanks for the smiles!

  2. It is beautiful and I’m sure a big commitment. Is it the true Christmas spirit though?

  3. FUN …. and what a commitment, as you say! Your string of lights is very expressive …. !!!!

  4. Now that’s commitment! I have no such gene. Your single strand is very much like my best efforts in outdoor lighting. I put a wreath on the building door and another on my home’s door. That’ll do.

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