“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


advent evening 13: christmas lights = love

how cool is this?

hand held waaaay too long exposure
of the emma tree
in the reflection of the window across the street.
waaaaay too long.
i almost deleted it.
but then i saw all those little hearts.
a little christmas love
blowing in with the cold air ~
i could hear leaves skittering down the street behind me;
it was cold
and it was windy
and i'd left my car door open
and diana krall was once again singing on the stereo
(i haven't changed christmas music yet);
so nice to be on a deserted downtown street
with just the wind and the lights and the coming of christmas
for company.



  1. Beautiful bokeh! I spend all my time chasing heart bokeh.

  2. such a great photo! Good you did not delete it and better that you shared it!!

  3. oh, so perfect. christmas love, everywhere. hearts follow you.

  4. okay, this is way too cool and makes the photos i just took of my tree and lights look like crap....back to the drawing board....

  5. the coming of christmas and hearts.
    it's all we need.

    fabulous photo!!


  6. i like that it is so imperfect . can be the best ones most times ..

  7. I love captures like this - so beautiful and magical. Makes my heart smile.

    Thank you for sharing!

  8. Love Diana Krall, thanks for the music. Your photo is great! Isn't it fun when we have these surprises?

  9. !!! beautiful! your holiday season is so enchanted!

  10. Perfect. Perfect!

    Well. Of course it is.

  11. Seriously??!?! Your movement just happen to make those sweet little hearts without you knowing it until you saw the image?
    That is amazing!
    That is your subconscious talking to you. Whispering sweet nothings to your camera. And you.


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