Holiday night walks are a favorite thing around our house. Every year we look forward to all the decorations that turn on when the sun sets. This year is absolutely nuts with so many people putting out all kinds of different lighted displays. I ran into these deer on my walk the other night. It looks like I’m a decoration myself since Mom has me all glowing in the dark!
We are shocked at how many people are out in the dark wearing only dark colors. We barely see them until they are right by us, and drivers have trouble seeing them as well. Our Illumiseen rechargeable necklaces and glow leashes make sure we are seen in the dark. You would not believe it, but every night we get stopped at least once to ask where we got our glow in the dark gear. People also tell us how cool we look!
Mom likes to mix and match the colors, so we really do appear to be living holiday light displays! With so many lights to see, we are also walking longer and further than normal in the dark, but we feel safe being all lit up! Not only are we seen, we draw attention to ourselves. Many folks don’t like the short daylight hours this time of year, but we enjoy the cozy feeling they bring, and our evening walks. The world looks so different.
We enjoy the lights that follow the frame of a house, the yard displays are pretty cool, then there are the inflatables of all sizes, and finally those projector things. Usually the projector things rotate dots around the house. The first years they were fun, but now we find them boring. These gingerbread people we saw on one of our holiday night walks were a nice change. They move around, but slow enough that our photo isn’t too blurry.
My sisters like to pose by the wrapped trees because they feel like they blend right in to the tree!
Mom has always wanted to “light up” our house, but she has no clue how to do it herself and hiring someone is expensive. When it comes down to it, why bother. You sit in your house and don’t see your own lights at all. We decided it is best to enjoy the neighbor’s lights instead. This year we did put lights on our wreath, though. It’s a start, right?
People with little kids seem to really go big on the inflatables. Most of them are snowmen or Santas. They make for fun photos but you have to sneak up in the yard to get a decent photo.
Last but not least, I found this little display on a corner and find it to be rather cute. With so many things lit up in the yard, the photo isn’t as dark as the others. Of course, everything would look better and be brighter with snow, but right now we don’t have any of that. We highly recommend you take some holiday night walks with your pup. The displays this year are fun to see but remember to dress yourself and your dog to be seen and be safe!
My GBGV Life is joining Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.