Strange Light

When I was taking down the Christmas lights, I noticed something strange:  The plastic coating had peeled off at the bottom of the bulbs.

At first, I was alarmed.  What if it had caused a fire?

But as I took out the bulbs, I quickly realized I had to photograph them.  This is truly accidental art.

light-bulbs

Christmas in November

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December 1st is usually the earliest I will decorate. But the kids have been bugging so yesterday we took advantage of the nice weather to put out the outdoor Christmas decorations.

I started off feeling grumbly about digging through buckets and cranky about tangled wires. In spite of myself, though, I quickly began to enjoy the task. Snowmen stand on the front porch, lights are strung from the back pergola, and crinkly Christmas ribbon is tied in big bows around the house.

The festive feeling has arrived.