I finally had a nice relaxing weekend. We actually woke up to a dusting of snow and a feeling more like Christmas.
I think John was trying to keep me out of the house on Saturday so I wouldn’t log into work 😀 We went out doing a little window shopping at noncrowded stores (antique stores and little boutiques) and some lunch at a new local restaurant called Jam ‘n Eggs.
Eggs benedict. Pretty good, not great. The service was excellent, though.
Festive deer. They are happy hunting season is over now.
I also had time to play with my camera. I was practicing with the bokeh effect, which is where you have a focal point and blurred background, which makes the lights look very pretty:
Then I cut some cardboard with a little heart shape on it to go over the lens to make the lights have a shape:
I don’t have a fixed lens so it gives it a bit of a fish eye, but still pretty cool!
We took my parents out driving around looking at lights. Is that called light peeping? 😀 Some people have the most amazing displays.
That was just one house. I can’t imagine their light bill! The nice thing is that they have a box to collect canned food for the senior center. They get a lot of traffic, so I imagine they collect a lot.
Then there was this house, which we have been to before. You can walk around their property. They have interactive stuff and light shows set to music.
John and Mama Radiance:
It was chilly and windy and now it feels like mid to late December! However, we are going to be back in the 50s this week and so there will be a little more riding!