Last year Mom started walking with me to look at holiday lights and inflatables. It is a lot of fun to see what is new and what all we can find! This penguin is pretty cute and they have the machine that casts the dots, so it looks a bit like colored snow. Don’t you love how my glowcollar is the same color as the penguin’s feet and beak?
Most of the lights and inflatables are only to be seen in the dark, thus lots of dark photos. Of course, there are exceptions like this let it snow sign. It is a long walk from our house which is why we decided to shoot it during the day. We sure do wish it would snow as it really gets the holiday spirit going. Grass and Christmas just looks wrong in Minnesota.
This house is starting to look a bit like the Griswald’s home in Christmas Vacation. We do like the lights but it is bordering on excess if you could see the inflatables out front too. To get a shot of the house, one has to be pretty close, thus, the inflatables are missing. We do kind of like the basic idea, though.
Some people have a pretty small house but huge inflatables! This Santa and Rudolph are really big. They look nice but they are almost as tall as the house.
Moving along, we found a group of homes that put up outdoor lights together. It is a lot more spectacular in person, but you can get an idea of the colors and all from our photo. We are taking all the photos with our phone because it would be too much to hall all the equipment along for the good camera so the photos are not perfect.
Here is Mickey Mouse. I took this photo for my sisters who are going to try to find Mickey in Florida this month. They really think they are going to go to Disney, but I know it is not dog friendly. I’m sure they will still have more than enough fun with all their other plans and competition.
For a lot of our photos we have to get up into people’s front yards. Mom doesn’t want to be seen. She always tells me, “fast in, fast out”. I do my part but when we took this photo, she tripped over a lanyard holding up the display and went tumbling. It is dark and she dropped and had trouble finding her black gloves in the process. We were not real speedy getting in and out for this one, but we did survive. The jeans are being washed due to the grass stain on the knee! Humans!
I’ve saved my favorite for last. Out of all the holiday lights and inflatables so far that we can actually take photos of, this one is my favorite. Isn’t this elf minion adorable? We’ve never seen a guy like this ever! Hope you enjoyed my little tour. We will see if I find any more good ones before everyone leaves for Florida.