Hold onto the Twinkles

I’ll be the first to admit it.

I start thinking of Christmas lights well before Thanksgiving, and I hate letting them go after New Years has come and gone.

So starting January 1st, when I’m on my sunset walkabouts in the ‘Port campground…

I look for them.


I look for those twinkles in the windows, swirling around a lamp post, fence rail or tree.

Hoping to catch a glimpse of glowing light around every curve in the road, just one more glimpse of the Christmas magic I can’t seem to let go of.


And much to my delight it seems there are others, like me, who aren’t ready to let them go, either.


And as I gaze out at the ocean, aglow with sunset’s hues…


How could I not want to look back and see sunset glowing with those splashes of Christmas sparkle?


I guess I’ve never understood why some are in such a RUSH to pack it all away.

To douse all the lovely candles, the white lights and wreaths.

All those lovely things that, to me, aren’t just tied to Christmas.

As much a part of winter as the silhouetted pines against a symphony of sunset light…


Are my beloved twinkles, lighting my way, at least for now…


As I walk into the night. ❤

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Take a Stroll with Me

We didn’t make it to a single Christmas Stroll this year, too much on the Making-a-Living plate you might say!  😉

Soooo… I thought I’d share some of my favorite images from past Strolls to brighten the holiday…

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Lights, Camera, Supermoon!

The last supermoon of 2016 rose high in the sky the other night.

Unfortunately, here on the Cape the clouds covered its arrival from view.

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-13-blogSo last night I headed out onto the deck to see if our Christmas lights and I might be able to persuade that ole’ moon to give us a show!

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-1-blogAnd there it was, I could see it through the trees!

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-2-blogStanding there on my deck, gazing in wonderment, I felt warmed by the twinkling lights all around me.

And supermoon above me.

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-3-blogHigher and higher it rose, peeking through the silverleaf branches…

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-4-blogEvery Christmas bulb seemed to glow brighter than ever before.

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-5-blogI couldn’t help feeling a little sad, since we won’t see another super moon again until May 25, 2017.

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-6-blogSo I breathed in the moment and imagined that every Christmas light on our street was celebrating it right along with me.

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-7-blogWe’d seen supermoon make its final showing after all.

Me, my camera and all the lights of Christmas.

moon-supermoon-cold-dec2016-10-blogHappy New Year, supermoon, Happy New Year!!

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Thanks for visiting me here at Images of Cape Cod!

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