En route home from my work there is a small lake. Each year, one resident on the lake puts up a single, small Christmas tree to catch the eye of passing motorists. However, while it is easy to see and wonderful to admire as you drive by, it is much harder to photograph, entailing parking precariously on the side of the road and then taking a good long walk along a causeway to get to the one spot where it can be seen well enough. Next, comes trying to capture the shot with traffic whizzing close by (shaking, for example, the tripod awfully) and finally there is the long walk back…now in total darkness. Still, I had a lot of fun catching these few shots and the theme, “light and hope in a dark night,” is one that warms the heart at all times of the year, but especially so in the season of Longest Night.
Winter is here, it says, but spring is coming.
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photo selections. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
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