Monday, January 19, 2015

A BRIGHT AND SHINY NEW YEAR

Welcome to 2015!  My January, for the past few years, has started with a trip back home to spend some holiday time with loved ones not so near.  The lights of Vegas at Christmas somehow pale without the reflective snows of CO - yes, I miss the seasons!  A few bright and shiny pictures seemed an appropriate start to a fresh new year.
All in ONE yard, this eye-popping display had everything but the kitchen sink (which may have been under the snow) ~ a nativity; Santa; Disney, Peanuts and Sesame Street characters; a working carousel; hot air balloon; Broncos emblem; a peacock; etc., etc., ETC.!  Not an exceptionally big yard, but optimal light use WAS made!
The downtown suburb hubs shone brightly!  Denver has a fun little "tradition", in that the Civic Center is lit for Christmas and the lights don't come down until the end of the National Western Rodeo and Stock Show, towards the last week of January.  Many of the residents around town follow suit, happily...  
And another festive soul had his own boastful "forest" of twinkling trees.  I was overjoyed the traditions are being followed, allowing me to wallow in the AFTER-Christmas merriment!
To all who happen by, I hope this New Year brings you health, love, happiness, and "BRIGHT AND SHINY" by the yard-full!

9 comments:

Jackie said...

Dang! That is a whole lotta lights in one yard!! I hope to get some decorations up next year...I think I miss the whole experience. Too much work and stress this year to try to do it all. Glad you got out and some fun!

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas with family...so happy for you.

Maywyn Studio said...

I love that yard! Glad you had a trip back home to CO. Its a very beautiful state.
You chose the perfect place for lights. I imagine being a child staring out the window dreaming of magical things when I see your happy photographs.
Happiest New Year!

Createology said...

How lovely to be home with family and friends and be able to enjoy your winter snow and holiday lights. Blessings with Peace and Joy for all of 2015 Tanya Dear...

Quinn said...

happy new year to you!
my spirit-lifting tree is still gladdening hearts - at least, mine ;)

111 LaLa Lane said...

Happy New Year, Tanya!

My Garden Diaries said...

Those are amazing!!! Love beautiful lights like this!!! They make everything feel right in the world!!! Happy 2015 dear friend!!! Here is to new adventures!! Nicole xoxo. So glad you were able to get home!!!!

Cheryl said...

Oh my those lights are awe inspiring! I wonder what the electric bill is? lol
big hugs! Happy New year!
Cheryl

Colleen said...

The only time I miss the snow and winter weather is at Christmas-I think, after 34 years, I have finally gotten used to the desert except for the extreme heat! Glad you enjoyed yourself!