23 December 2011

Makes Me Happy: Holiday Lights

This year we did 2 light tours! Just can't get enough of driving around, as a family, with cocoa, Christmas tunes, and of course a pre-mapped out route on our gps. This house was a highlight with 50,000 lights! But they are all wonderful. Some of my favourites are when a string of houses in a row does it up tastefully and together they just make the whole street so pretty. It's hard to capture that on camera.

We also took in the winter solstice labyrinth this year. It's not a particularly spiritual event for us but I LOVE it. It's so warm and pretty and always takes way longer to walk through the whole thing than I think is even possible — it's just set up in a standard sized gym and it took us about 15 minutes to complete. And there's something sort of cool about participating in a ritual so old — it makes me happy to think of ancient people finding warmth and comfort on the longest night of the year in this way.