Friday, December 17, 2010

Phun Phriday????

If You Like Christmas Lights..........
THIS IS THE RIGHT PLACE!

Lights everywhere - above in the trees, all around in the trees, trees made of lights, lights on walls, lights on the ground, lights suspended in air, lights on the buildings.  A beautiful sight indeed!
What was PHUN:  In addition to the lights, the laughter of children, couples in love, families enjoying a night together, the "oohs" and "ahhs" of people here for the first time, and visiting with my photographer friends.
What was NOT PHUN:  Even though I looked like the Pillsbury Dough Boy with so many layers of clothes on, my fingers and toes were totally numb!  I really had a hard time fiddling with the dials on my camera.  A funny incident - I had been walking around by myself for awhile when a couple asked me to take a picture of them with their camera.  When I started to speak to say of course I would, I realized my face and mouth were somewhat frozen, too, (kind of like when you take a big mouthful of ice cream), because when I talked I slurred my words.  Even though I tried to explain, I'm sure they thought I'd been drinking!  The other NOT PHUN thing was that I totally missed Scott and Chad even though I looked for them all night.  I was kicking myself for not getting a cell number, but when I got home I saw that Scott had left me an email with a number to call, and told me he'd be wearing a Santa hat.  Darn, I really wanted to see Scott in a Santa hat!!!  I did get a text from Lloyd saying he couldn't make it at the last minute.  Well, maybe next time, guys!
P.S.  I'll post my favorite image from this outing on Sunday.  This one was just for Phun as I combined several images to depict the feeling of lights everywhere.

10 comments:

Lisa RedWillow said...

Thi is just stunning Karen. I love each post you have with the Christmas light.

Sandra said...

this one is like a magical fairy land in one of my fairy tales i loved as a child. i know it must be just wonderful to see all those lights. Before Digital, about 25 years ago, there was a nursery in the town we lived in and they filled all the oaks and palms and other trees with white lights, we would go and park and just sit and stare at it.

Scott said...

Chad and I were both disappointed that we didn't see you and figured something must have come up. We even asked several people (obviously the wrong ones) if they knew you, hoping someone had seen you. Now that I know you were there and we didn't find you is doubly disappointing. Like you, we about froze to death, but we got some nice photos. Didn't see one like this though ;^). You've been busy.

Robin said...

Karen, wow! Stunning shot. I love the floating light effect!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

This photograph is so pretty. It should be on the front of a Christmas card! I'm sorry that you didn't get together with Scott.

Chad said...

Like Scott said,we were sorry to have missed you.We stayed late thinking we might cross paths.After three hours in that breeze we felt we were at the North Pole,and heard Scott say not to flip his ear because it might fall off.Looks like there is some trickery in your photo.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful and "phun"!!!

bluekat said...

So pretty! Looks like colored snow falling. :)

I like how the trees emphasize the shape of the roof line.

darlin said...

Wow, this is amazing! Another magnificent shot Karen. At least you got stunning shots for all that freezing you were doing.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Wow! Both this one and the tree are stunning. I am sorry you missed your blogfriends! Looks like you had lots of Phun anyway! Brrrr...