We've spent the last couple of weekends tidying up outside and sorting out some maintenance before the winter comes.
Ironically, this weekend appeared to be Christmas light weekend in our neighbourhood. We had fairly pleasant weather this weekend, and on our tri-daily walks with everyone's favourite neighbourhood dog, Juno, we observed our fellow suburbanites hard at work hanging Christmas lights and accompanying seasonal ornamental yard decorations.
Noteworthy are the oversized snowflake pathway stakes, the multi-coloured sets of jumbo holiday orbs hanging in the front yard oak trees around the corner, and the 6-ft wide garage wreath down the street.
Christmas in suburbia? You bet 'ya!
Hopefully our strand of white lights and two mini trees by the door will do. We're in for a heck of a season!
Loving every minute of it :)
P.S. As my husband and brother-in-law joke annually with their Dad, (my father-in-law), "Dad, you taught me everything I know about exterior illumination." - Chevy Chase as Clark W. Griswold in Christmas Vacation.