Holiday glow

Inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Glow

…There are many choices, so feel free to push the boundaries and shoot for that glowing review!


I wasn’t sure what to expect last night when I went to a local Festival of Trees fundraiser. I had not attended one of these events before, but I grabbed my camera – knowing there would be something glowing. Christmas trees, right?

What I found was the town hall filled with 52 fully decorated lit up Christmas trees – all being bid on in a silent auction format. Add your name to the list with a bid higher than the person before you. Highest bidder buys the tree. All proceeds went to a local nonprofit benefitting children in need.

The trees were decorated and donated by local community groups and businesses. Townspeople of all ages were in attendance checking out the trees. And, yes, taking pictures as well.

Needless to say, overhead lighting was minimal – to showcase the beautiful trees of course – and as a result many of my shots were not sharply focused. Or…I will more kindly describe them as soft focus.


I did spot a glowing tree topper.

tree topper


But my favorite glowing example was this…well…bride tree? I wish I had made a note of who came up with this rather creative way to trim a tree.

I don’t imagine it was one of the churches.
However, anything is possible…and it does give “The glowing bride” new meaning.

bride tree


18 thoughts on “Holiday glow

  1. Oh Lordy! Not crazy about the bride–but I really really LOVE the glowing angel. It sounds like a wonderful festival and fundraiser–warms my heart!

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      1. I think it cheers everyone up when we do some “giving”, right? πŸ™‚ Wish you were next door–I’d bring you lots of treats (you know…the ones I’m not supposed to eat, lest “that woman” in my scale starts shouting πŸ™‚ )

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  2. The glowing bride is so stunning in its uniqueness. You’ve captured a wonderful glow to both images. Lovely post and storytelling of your experience at the festival of trees. ❀

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