Sunday, December 13, 2009

20 photos of Christmas, Day 8 | Ornament on a Charlie Brown-style tree

Seeing this tree decorated outside a Melbourne home gave me the idea that I don't have to actually chop down the shrub outside my apartment. I'll just decorate it and have a magnificent view through my living room window.

Note: Because I was raised in New England, Christmas is different in Florida, but it's still Christmas nonetheless. And I need to convince myself of that. So, in the next 20 days, including the holiday itself, I intend to find Christmas here in Brevard County and portray it through a different photo each day.

Parts of Melbourne's Eau Gallie neighborhood tend to look slightly old and rundown. Some areas look downright blighted. Nevertheless, residents still find their own ways to celebrate the season. In the western section of the district, I stumbled upon a tree in the front yard of a house that was decorated with lights and ornaments. So, today's edition is a close-up of an ornament, complete with the reflection of yours truly on the sidewalk.

I'm including this just for context.

Earlier editions
Day 1: A lighted bush and the bokeh effect
Day 2: The city tree at warp speed
Day 3: Lights' reflection on a retention pond
Day 4: More than just seasonal colors
Day 5: Golden lights during the golden hour
Day 6: Four Christmas trees and one giant ornament
Day 7: Future Santa Claus

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