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What a Difference Between Day and Night

I've been walking my neighborhood during the day to photograph the plants and anything else interesting, and at night I've been walking my block to get of the . Many of the prettiest displays make use of that are lighted. I'm not sure how they work, but almost everyone uses them for at least part of the display. The in this photo is part of the rest of the display I will show you. This yard on the corner a block away has too much to put into one photo.

I took the photo.

This yard has almost all inflatable decorations, with a few the more stable structures that have lights. When lit at night, there is the Nativity, Santa and his sleigh with reindeer, at the front, which is in the photo below, a very tall lit metal Christmas tree, and a rocking Santa close to the house behind everything else (above.) It's quite elaborate. Close to the driveway this year is an inflated carousel with characters that rotate. This year, though, there was a see-through veil around it – probably to guard against possible rain. I didn't take a photo of it because it was hard to see through.

I took the photo.

All of this looks very festive at night when it's all lit up. In the day time it's a different story. Here are Santa and his reindeer during the day, along with rocking Santa in back and the Nativity in the middle behind the reindeer. Cinderella had to be careful to make sure she got to her coach before it turned into a pumpkin. These inflatable decorations lose their beauty the minute the minute they are unplugged. By night they make the yard come to life with color and light. By day, the yard looks cluttered with trash.

I took the photo.

Do your neighbors who decorate use a lot of these?

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BarbRad wrote on December 21, 2014, 8:32 PM

Now that I see it in the photos, I see the Nativity is via Peanuts characters and isn't very Biblical. Didn't want to edit and have to insert all the photos again. My bad.

Feisty56 wrote on December 21, 2014, 8:51 PM

The inflatable decorations are very popular around here, too. And you're right -- by night they are entertaining and eye-catching, by day they are a rather sad sight.

inertia4 wrote on December 21, 2014, 8:58 PM

BarbRad I see a few of them when I drive around. Not many. Although there isn't enough room here in Brooklyn. But he have these houses in Bayridge that go all out. I haven't been there this year. I was supposed to go with the kids, but they didn't come to me this weekend. I should take a ride tomorrow night and snap some pictures.

paigea wrote on December 21, 2014, 11:43 PM

There are a lot of them around here and they are pretty sad looking in the day time.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 21, 2014, 11:53 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Hey! I've seen those same lighted reindeer in my yard. How'd they get way out there? Oh, wait. They fly, right?

BarbRad wrote on December 22, 2014, 3:42 AM

I do most of my walking by day.

BarbRad wrote on December 22, 2014, 3:43 AM

Seems we agree on that. I guess we aren't supposed to look in the daytime.

BarbRad wrote on December 22, 2014, 6:47 PM

Most towns have neighborhoods that are spectacular and are worth a drive. Ordinary neighborhoods have pretty similar decorations.

BarbRad wrote on December 22, 2014, 6:48 PM

Ah, Guiness. you are very observant.

inertia4 wrote on December 22, 2014, 7:02 PM

barbRad basically the same thing here where I live. But my neighborhood there is nothing. Except our house and maybe one other one.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 22, 2014, 8:10 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. Good news. They must be my reindeer's doppelgangers. I checked, and my reindeer are still in the garage. (Yes, in the garage on 12/22. Did I mention decorating is Debbi's responsibility?)

BarbRad wrote on December 26, 2014, 11:29 PM

You just did.