The peace after the storm is different from the peace before the storm…
🎄 (Anshuman Giri)🎄
So, THIS is going on in my neck of the woods… and I am IN LOVE. We had a FURIOUS gust of wind that sounded like an explosion, and literally swept my corridor, sending ALL the loaded trash bins flying (pick-up is going to be so much fun in the morning…), and every item stored in said corridor.
I like to go out driving at Christmas because of all the decorations. It’s a self-imposed tradition of Ja’s and mine; we used to go driving in the car, with him on my shoulder, gaping at all the light displays and chirping in my ear – I didn’t know what he was saying, but I knew we felt the same thing.
We are under curfew but I don’t care because I’m not coming into contact with anyone, and honestly, the reasons for the curfew here are beyond stupid. That said, these are some of the local homes I liked – I’d have taken more pictures but my phone battery petered out. It’s not the best quality but it gives you an idea. The displays are amazing in person, I wish you could see them.
This one is a few blocks away from home; it’s a NATURAL tree that actually grows in a neighbor’s front yard. It’s over 30 feet tall, and it becomes their Christmas tree every year. On Christmas night, they hold their dinner around it, and bring out all the presents and open them there (NOT a small family either). If neighbors approach, they give out “presents” in the form of little treat packets or baglets. In the 12 yrs I’ve been here they have NEVER stopped, rain or shine (literally – they adapt with tarps or whatever the circumstances call for). It’s a sight for sore eyes and souls, particularly now.
⛄ MERRY CHRISTMAS, Y’ALL ☃️