I love to see man-made and natural objects lighted at night. In fact, one of the very first signs that humans were evolving into social, technological creatures, was the mastery of fire. Very early humans could not advance until they were able to harness fire, for cooking, warmth, and light. This mastery is the very first determinant of civilization, and we can see how far it has progressed (there is now such a thing as “light pollution”!). For instance, from an airplane at 30,000 feet in clear skies, passengers can look down at the ground, and tell where cities are by how many lights are clustered together; they can see roads by the strings of lights; and they can tell where farm fields and mountains are, by the lack of light.
At this particular time of year, many lights in towns and cities are bright colors. Last night, I took a walk around my neighborhood, and smiled at all the pretty Christmas lights, and how each home was differently-lighted. So festive!
With my new phone, I have been able to take some beautiful pictures of trees after dark, lighted from above and below.
The tree above is near our favorite Starbucks.
And this one is outside an Olive Garden restaurant in Kirkland.
At our local outlet mall, I saw this Christmas ornament, a bit larger than life-size!
Merry Christmas to all!
Here’s the link to Terri’s original post.