Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Local Lights During Christmas Week
My favorite neighbors came by last night and took me along for Japanese food and a drive through town to admire the Christmas lights. Above, that's the lotus tower at the Self Realization Fellowship on the Coast Highway, decorated beautifully for Christmas.
A row of candy canes on light posts and palm tree trunks wrapped with lights.
Looking up through a canopy of purple and yellow lights as we drove under.
Santa had set up shop under three open air tents and was taking last minute requests from excited children.
On this day before Christmas Eve, here's an historic carol.
Before there was "Rudolf, The Red Nosed Reindeer" or "Frosty The Snowman", there was "Bring A Torch, Jenette, Isabelle", a French Christmas carol dating back to the mid 1500s. In this video, the venerable song is performed by a high school choir dressed in English Renaissance costumes in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, in 2007.