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Thursday, December 6, 2012

on the bright side

one of the things that I find hard to re-adjust to back in Scotland after 20 years in New Zealand is the long hours of darkness in winter – at the moment it gets dark around 3.30pm and is still not fully light as I type this at 8.20am.

But in normal ‘Pollyanna’ mode I found a plus side now that the festive lights have been lit.  As well as the lit decorations down the high street, the council wraps several trees with small lights.  I love how these trees look and have even been tempted out for a short walk after dark to see them

lights

When more of the houses in my neighbourhood have their house lights and trees up I intend to do another after dark photowalk to capture the magic.

6 comments:

Sian said...

Just yesterday I thought about going to take pictures of the decorated trees outside the Students Union here - your pictures are so clear and so sparkly at the same time, I love them

momphotographer said...

it indeed looks magical! lovely collage!

Miriam said...

Capture the magic is exactly what you have done, and so beautifully. Another nice frame too.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow! That's a lot of darkness!
When we travel to Ireland in the summer, we are always amazed by the brightness of the sky at 10:00 p.m.!
Rinda

Ginger said...

We have the same amount of light here - I love the first day of Winter as it starts to turn the other way! Great photos Helena :)

alexa said...

How splendidly hopeful are these trees - what an imaginative council you have. A lovely montage.