Christmas lights. Some neighborhoods have a reputation for houses decorated with lots of lights, and cars filled with families of wide eyed children will slowly wind through those streets just to see them. Some houses have extraordinary displays of Christmas lights complete with synchronized music (and a jaw dropping electricity bill for the month). Some small towns and cities go all out with white lights strung on many of the homes, store fronts, trees and shrubs. One of these cities is St. Augustine, Florida.
St. Augustine is about an hour drive from my home and I've been there many times over the years. Recently three of my children and I went to see the lights again. We had a memorable time walking past the decorated shops, strolling through the plaza where lights drape gracefully from the trees, and waving at folks riding the Holly Jolly Trolley.
After we had found a parking spot, there was a heavy downpour of rain for about 20 minutes. We sat in the car to wait for the rain to stop before venturing out - with our umbrellas so that we would be prepared if there was another downpour. Thankfully, it didn't rain again, but the air was heavy with humidity and the sky was misty. I enjoyed taking photos along the way, which I will share with you in a slideshow. These pictures taken with my little pocket camera on a misty December night only give an impression of the wonderful lights to see in St. Augustine.
Thanks for stopping by, and may your December nights shine brightly with twinkling lights!