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Christmas in Texas II
January 1st, 2010

One of the oddest things people do here is wrap lights around the trunks and lower branches of live oaks. We don’t have conifers, mostly, so people have to decorate what they have, but it creates a very strange torso effect. I’ve never been able to take good pictures of them, so here goes with bad pictures. (The lack of a tripod makes them sort of arty, she says hopefully.)

Lights 5

Clusters of trees look best, I think.

Lights 4

Single trees remind me of an old movie, “Monster Tree Stump”.

Lights 2

Lights 1

Everybody does this.

Lights 3

Then there’s the Christmas pig, or maybe it’s a bear. I don’t really get this. I would argue that it takes more than a Santa hat to make something a Christmas decoration, but obviously not everyone agrees.



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