Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Lights

I drove back to Toronto after dark tonight and it was a real treat to see all the Christmas lights everywhere.  Some of the displays were more elaborate than others and all colours of the rainbow were well represented.

When we were kids, I can remember my parents driving us around town some time in December to see the various light displays that people had set up to decorate their homes.  That would have been in the late 60's and early 70's.  About 1973 or so, that all seemed to come to a stop as there was an "energy crisis" going on and people began to be more aware of excess fuel and energy consumption and stopped putting up lights for a few years.

These decorations were especially charming, set up on a pond on a farmhouse property:

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