Saturday, December 16, 2017

Snow Photo Hunting

We went for a walk last night as it snowed. 
Bean snapped the cool photos below...  love the one with the red and green bulbs.  As a kid, I used to shun houses with those giant C-9 bulbs...they were like a giant illuminated sign that read "Old People Live Here."

Now I see them as the good old days of Christmas. I gots to get me a strand of those and carry the torch for the old people, as I'm 94 years old in spirit and mood.








11 comments:

Theo said...

These are beautiful, beautiful images. The falling snow in the third and the framing of the last one... superb.

Jay's Shadow said...

I would love to walk at nighttime while it is snowing.

Great pics.

girl6 said...

i have so many jars full of those bulbs.
a very Merry TCM Xmas.

a companion piece to the pics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsRNCvHXHHU

Johnny said...

Love these. Especially the snow falling one.

Sara said...

Beautiful shots!!wait I thought you had C-9’s on your porch?

Rot said...

nope.. just those standard string lights...the small things

Sara said...

Oh!! We found ours at a local ACE hardware store but for a year or two I felt like nowhere had them!

Mike V. said...

Really nice shots. Love the last one. Perfect composition. Should be your card.

MrNightmare said...

A few thoughts here... First, the photos are spectacular. They capture a Christmas feel, yet give a dark, twilight sense to them that's both surreal and empty; also joyful and bright. It's as if the most dreaded time of the year when all harvest is gone and the weather is relentless is filled with spots of good tidings. Amazing pics!

Second, I share the same feelings as you about the lights. With LEDs taking over, something about the old fashioned C7/C9 lights (and plastic blow molds) reminds me of the olden day's of Christmas. They put off a charm that seems to disappear in all the modern decor.

Evil Vines said...

Ahh, you're killing me with these gorgeous snow photos! That first blanket over the roof. The giant puffs floating serenely down to the ground. I so miss real winters and appreciate being able to reminisce in the beauty captured in these photos.

And I love the C9 bulbs too as that is what I grew up with on our house. I actually inherited 3 strings several years back before the C9's had made a come back and loved hanging them up each Christmas. I've thought about replacing them with C9 sized LEDs but have yet to find any that have the same warm glow. Those LEDs just have no soul.

Rot said...

yeah...LED's just don't give enough warm light for me.
And most actually hurt my eyes when I look straight at them.