Monday, December 19, 2011

The Five Senses of Winter: SIGHT


It's important to use your senses in writing, but sometimes we forget to show them all. For my winter season posts, I've begun with the most obvious.


There is so much to SEE in December. Most of all, the LIGHTS!

The only month all year long that strands of twinkling lights hang from just about anywhere.


And there's something about those lights that changes the landscape of the world for just a little while.

Making it feel magical and full of possibilities!

and when it's against a backdrop of stark white snow, the image is stunning!


HAPPY MONDAY!


16 comments:

Christine Danek said...

Love the lights. I love writing about the senses. I really like the idea of hanging the lights on the wall. Interesting.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Beautiful! Not exactly what I think of when you say Winter. I like these images much better than my reality.

Gina said...

So gorgeous! And I fall in love with winter every time I see that first beautiful snow :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the pictures. I love looking at lights. The bikes are really unusual.

salarsenッ said...

Fantastic images. Very inspirational!! 'Tis the season....

Joanne said...

There's such a sense of awe when we look at lights like these, isn't there ... Wishing you an "awe"some Monday :)

Pamela Gold said...

Dare I say I miss snow?

Jessica Bell said...

Pretty impossible to avoid this sense in the holiday season! :o) In fact, the lights around my neighborhood are blinding. Maybe I won't have any sight LEFT by the end of the year ... ;o)

JEM said...

I was just telling my coworker on Friday that lights are my favorite way of decorating. I would choose lights as a way to decorate a room over any other type of decoration. Love the pics! And I totally agree about the snow, it makes it so beautiful.

Christina Lee said...

Jem and Pam, the snow is magical around Christmastime--but talk to me in March and I'm so over it! :-)

LTM said...

Gorgeous lights! And I love using senses in my writing... hmm. Now I'm thinking how fun it would be to have a Christmas scene in a book. So much to describe!

I guess just don't go overboard, eh? Merry Christmas, C! :o) <3

Wendy said...

Lovely, lovely images!

LisaDay said...

Beautiful. Snow makes it.

LisaDay

Matthew MacNish said...

I saw a guy walking his dog last night, with a Christmas-light leash. It was strange, but awesome.

emilyshomepage said...

I love these posts you do. And the pictures you use. CHristmas lights are one of my favorite things. I love to sit by the tree. :)

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh I love it! Beautiful pictures :) Have a great Christmas!

Angela