Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light!

I know you already guessed how I’m approaching this but I’m working hard for December photo challenges to all make me go out and about in Montreal to give you pictures so I did a little leisure walking around where I work in Old Montreal and took some shots of Christmas lights.

LET THERE BE LIGHT! 😉

Old Montreal Christmas lights

Decorations on the building facing mine!

Excuse the blur! It gets better, I promise!

Lights going up outside!

Lights going up outside!

Finally, yesterday as I was walking back from work, these lights were up also!

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So pretty! 🙂

Aren’t they pretty?!?!? They are new! Last year, these weren’t there 🙂

This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Let There Be Light.  Check out other entries HERE!

A Word A Week Challenge: Light (2)

I had some more pictures from this week walking around and it came to me that it fit this challenge, so I’m posting a last minute PART 2! If you didn’t see my first entry, its HERE! If you want to join the challenge, you visit A Word in Your Ear right HERE!

Bring on MORE lights!

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Purple lights on the hotel, White lights on a Christmas tree, Lights wrapped around trees

All beautiful, but look on the top, a construction crane wrapped in Christmas lights, lighting up the sky in the distance!

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Christmas tree lights reflecting on the wall

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Today’s snow calmed down.  Took a little break from shoveling  snow and took a picture down my street.

The street lights stood out really nicely!

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Doesn’t this look so festive? Branches and red ribbon decorations…I thought it had a really nice vibe.This was just at my front door.

Hope you like it! I promise this is the last post for today, its already the 4th.

Can’t wait to see what the next A Word A Week Challenge is.

A Word A Week Challenge: Light

This week A Word in Your Ear has picked out the word LIGHT in her dictionary.  To join this challenge, click HERE!

The holidays are drawing near. Christmas Eve is in less than a week. For us in Montreal, its been snowing on and off for the last 2 days.  Winter is officially here this Friday.  Have you put up your Christmas LIGHTS?

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Christmas lights in front of my house

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Christmas lights outside my office building

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Big city bright lights: All the blue are Christmas lights

Once the snow stops, I am looking forward heading out to take some nice pictures of Christmas with snow on the ground!

 

My Christmas Decorations are UP!!

**Note: If anyone caught this before multiple times, I apologize, the tablet was giving me a hard time with the pictures and the video.  It should be all fixed now.**

Christmas used to be a lot more festive and then there were a few low season years when we didn’t even own a Christmas tree.

For the last few years, Christmas has been a lot more fun since my boyfriend has a lot of family here so we have a big gathering including my mom and me and his sister’s in-laws family. It gets quite fun.  We usually do the whole Christmas eve celebrations. My boyfriend’s dad actually is the most festive of all.  He has a collection of Santa Claus and some move and sing different tunes.  The last few years,  I’ve given him penguins and an elf for decor as well.  The lights are lit and then the Christmas trees are put up.

Check out both of our Christmas decorations!

These pictures are taken with my tablet, so hope the quality isn’t too bad.

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This beautiful tree is my future in laws. Isn’t it absolutely beautiful? You see that ladder with Santa on it? That Santa can climb up and down the ladder. I find that extremely cool.

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This Christmas village is placed at the foot of his Christmas tree. That’s all I have of his for now. If I get some videos of his Santa collection, I will post it up later.

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This is the elf decoration that we both have. This blue one is mine, and he has the green one. It moves but unfortunately, I haven’t gone to get batteries for it just yet. It’s actually really cute because it moves like a busy elf running around.

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My moms favorite addition is poinsettias. The second day she came back home from her trip and she already had bought it. Even before all the other stuff was put up.

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When all of our relatives moved away, we gave away our big Christmas tree. The year after, I couldnt handle it and went out to get this small tree lit with colorful LED lights that change colours. Unfortunatly its hard to capture it, but I did add a candy star on the top and little cute decorations. As for that circular ornament, I made that two years ago at a cookie swap. It’s the only one that survived my cat’s paws.

And to end things, one of my favorite decorations with a little video, also with my tablet so please the shaky hands.


Is your Christmas decor up? A lot more festive? Do you buy a real Christmas tree?