This is a true Christmas story…
There was once a woman who lived in a lovely, historic home in the sweetest town in America. One day her city decided to replace her septic tank so that all the homeowners could be hooked up to the city’s wastewater system. The construction company that the city contracted to do the work used a highway-grade compacting machine that caused two of the city’s houses to be seriously compromised (broken). The home owners begged the workers to stop but they ignored the pleas. The homes continued to break.
The woman who lived in the lovely, old home that looked like a castle cried the loudest because she loved her home and wanted to keep it forever. The contractors wouldn’t listen and now her home cannot be reasonably fixed. It is much too broken and … so is her heart.
The woman has to find a new place to live now and so she will. As a good-bye to her community and her beloved house, she put her heart and soul into creating a beautiful, storybook Christmas scene outside her home for the community to come and enjoy. Her house is known for its fantastic holiday displays and she wanted the finale to show the love.
The entire yard is set up with favorite storybook characters. She has lit paths that guide the visitor through the different scenes. Her details are amazing and wonderful. Some of my photos were taken at dusk and some after dark, so the lighting is different (and not great) in most of them. The vignettes are breath-taking at night but I wanted to take most of the pictures with some natural light. Unfortunately, there’s no way my photos can depict the beauty and character of her lights and the details in her stories at night… but I wanted to share this with you.
I had to leave out a few photos of vignettes such as Winnie the Pooh, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the alligator reindeer (lead gator has a bulbuous, lit red nose!) pulling the sleigh (it’s the Everglades), and the 18-foot Christmas tree on the roof decorated with large red bows and Red Stripe bottles as ornaments.
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