Monday, December 21, 2009

Tidings of Great Joy


Then wherefore in these merry days
Should we, I pray, be duller?
No, let us sing some roundelays
To make our mirth the fuller.
And whilst we thus inspired sing,
Let all the streets with echoes ring;
Woods, and hills, and everything
Bear witness we are merry.

-- George Wither

20 comments:

Shanna said...

That is the street we drove down with Judy!!!
A beautiful capture of that magic! And you somehow got a star ahead.
Oh!I am merry.

Birdman said...

Nice image... time to get Merry!

Brenda's Arizona said...

The street does look like it is celebrating the merry season, too! Super poem to go with the street.

Judy Williams said...

Well there you go....

AND HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS NOW

Dixie Jane said...

Yes, we are merry. You just cinched it with this picture.

altadenahiker said...

I love this!

alex said...

absolutely amazing! which street is this?

dbdubya said...

This looks like a scene out of "Fantasia." I expect the trees to start dancing any minute now.

Natalie said...

Cool pic. The green lights kinda remind me of upside down legs :-)

Double "D" said...

Wonderful poem and beautiful pic.
Best wishes and Merry Christmas
to you and yours Laurie.

Doug

Petrea said...

Merry indeed. For a second they looked like a bunch of giant, green slinkys. It doesn't get any merrier than that.

Margaret said...

Love this street.

TheChieftess said...

Love the lights...love the "star"....love the shot Laurie!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I've gone up this street several times. Isn't it grand? I still need to make a run up to Hastings Ranch. If you haven't taken Little Bit go go go

Ken Mac said...

green green green I love green !!

Yakpate said...

I want to live on this street, in this mood, forever! And... it DOES look like the trees are dancing!!!

Laurie said...

Hey everybody,

Alex, this is on Diamond Avenue, just south of the library. It really is festive -- and one of the houses has gone completely insane with lights.

I hope everyone is ready for Christmas. I need to start wrapping presents...

Til tomorrow!

Mister Earl said...

Is it the same people who go the whole 9 yards on Halloween? Went by Christmas Tree Lane and the Ballian House last night. There's a small house near a corner of a side street off of and west of Allen, much closer to the 210 that's like a mini Ballian house. They have almost as many lights pack into their little yard as the Ballian!

Anonymous said...

Laurie, your artistic vision is pure genius! Thank you for representing our town from its most beautiful angles. We love you. Your neighbors, Sean and Christine

Laurie said...

Thanks, Sean and Christine!!!

Mister E, we're going to go see all the lights tonight. Can't wait.

Sorry for the delay in getting up the December 22 post. I rarely schedule posts to go up at a time other than when I'm writing them -- and I screwed it up. Oops!