Earlier this week, we had a lovely dinner with friends, then drove over to the Lake Julian Festival of Lights, a drive through light show with part of the proceeds benefiting Special Olympics. This one is much smaller than the big Tryon show, or the ones that take up a stadium parking lot, but has more charm. The path winds around the park next to Lake Julian, a small lake in Arden, NC. The night was overcast with rain on the way. The almost full moon can be seen at the top of the photo. The main display had a reindeer on top of a waterfall, with the blue lights moving like water. A fish jumped up from the bottom, and then disappears into the spray.
I forgot my camera, and My Sweet Babboo’s phone was all we had. Lots of blurry photos, but a few came out OK. This one of the Ranger Station was cute. Between the figure and the house, you can see more lights stretching down the road.
The light show has increased the number of lights by a huge number, and they seemed brighter this year. We think maybe they are using more LED lights, along with more animated displays. It was as charming as ever. This Santa on a sled with dogs was adorable, and very big. The dog’s legs moved like they were running. We drove slowly, pulling off to the side here and there to really enjoy the animation, listening to soft Christmas instrumentals on our car stereo. Our friends were enchanted as they had not been to this event before.
Today will be a quiet day, a time to read, maybe get a bit of sewing done and just relax. The craziness of the last few weeks will wind up tomorrow with opening presents in the morning, time with family on Zoom, calls to friends along with some good food and a lot of football. We’ll watch a Christmas movie in the morning as we enjoy our Blueberry Turnovers – see that post for the recipe and a tablescape. My Sweet Babboo requested these for the holiday breakfast instead of the egg casserole this year.
In this time of holiday cheer, I’d like to take a moment to thank you, dear readers. It is humbling that so many of you want to read my ramblings, and take the time to comment. I am very grateful for each of you, those who only read, those who do the projects I offer or cook my recipes, all of you who leave wonderful comments, those who are inspired by a post, and everyone who shares on our Facebook group. The support of all of you makes writing a pleasure and gives me encouragement to keep blogging when so many have stopped. So, my wish for you on this day is to take a just a moment to be quiet, to breathe in the joy of the season, to appreciate those in your life who are important. Be good to yourself. Enjoy this Christmas eve day and have a wonderful holiday tomorrow.