Monday, December 22, 2008

My World #10

This is the ninth posting for the My World meme . It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar,Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 98 people showing their worlds to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

It is a family tradition take the grand kids to Cuyahoga Falls at the Blossom Music Center to see the light display. The cost is $10 per car to drive through. The price is probably is the reason for the 1 mile line-up of two lanes of cars. This is the venue where I saw five country music shows this year. The venue can hold 25,000 people. The complete loop around the multiple parking lots are lined with Christmas light displays. I will try to just give you a feel for what you would see if you rode along.
It is a fun display with a lot of different characters.
This is the display of the snowman family.
The Santa dragon has a knight in front of him.
This gives you a good view of the dragon from the other side. The road is a big loop so you see some things from both sides.
We have a Christmas train with packages needing to be delivered.
There are lighted arches that you drive under.
The North wind was blowing a good blast.
The exit is a moving light tunnel and I think the movement of the lights played games with my camera but you can still see the tunnel.
I wish all the My World friends a happy holiday season as we remember a love that is available to all who have a need at Christmas time.

61 comments:

Tootie said...

The Christmas lights are beautiful! I came to look at the Camera Critters post, but as usual got sidetracked here. :-)
The birds are very pretty too. For some reason when I see cardinals, I always think of how beautiful they looked in the snow up north. The bird I have in my post would be lost in the snow. :-)
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Ms. Hays said...

Yes, the Christmas lights are beautiful - Check out the dragon, that was cool!

KOSTAS said...

Amazing post with splendidly images from Christmas lights!
Merry Christmas!

Reader Wil said...

This lightshow is a great idea in this dark season. Thanks for sharing! I wish you a very merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Glennis said...

An amazing display, the idea of a loop of displays is a good one, so many different things all in lights, I am sure the grand children loved it. love that dragon.
Must catch up with you after this busy time to correct things I have messed up! Have a very merry Christmas.

ewok1993 said...

That is such a fun tradition. I'm sure the grandkids would remember that for as long as they live and maybe take their own grandkids to something like this one too.

Happy holidays.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how beautiful! and how much fun for the little ones! Such a great light show! Thanks for the holiday ride!

George said...

Thanks for the tour of the Blossom Music Center Christmas lights. Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, used to do the same thing (perhaps they still do) but on a smaller scale. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.

imac said...

Beautiful showing of lights, Happy Holidays.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful light show, Tom.. It's fun to see what people can do with lights. The prettiest lights here in the Glade are from homes across the lake. The lights reflect in the lake and are so pretty. But--it's hard to get a good picture.

Thanks for sharing YOUR world.
Betsy

Sara G said...

WOW, wonderful post and photo's!! I love the drive through light displays. I go each year with my Grandma in Des Moines at the Water Works Park.

The Rice Addict said...

I love Christmas lights! :) Great shots!

Natural Moments said...

The train is one of my favourites. It takes the imagination to new destinations.

babooshka said...

They are floating in the sky.Lovely sweet my world post.

Wren said...

I've been to Blossom once or twice for a craft show, if I'm remembering correctly. I didn't know they did the Christmas light displays - those are always such fun, and no one wants to drive fast, so all the cars don't matter much.

ViennaDaily said...

A perfect opportunity for fun and photos! Lovely world!

starnitesky said...

Looks like an a splendid show of Christmas lights.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

what a lovely display of christmas lights...we had such things back in california...i've not seen anything like that here in virginia.

happy holidays from our house to yours...god bless.

Shellmo said...

Thank you for taking me along for the chrismast light ride!
A very merry christmas to you!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Spectacular and well worth the 10 dollars,I'd say.
Blessings,Ruth

gina said...

i have always loved Christmas lights...and these are really pretty. i know you really enjoyed your ride through this area.

Darla said...

What great fun. I hope my package is on that train, LOL. The tunnel shot is great too.

Shionge said...

Absolutely gorgeous and beautiful there FG - thank you for sharing.

Here's wishing you Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year 2009 too :D

Susie of Arabia said...

Thank you for bringing this little bit of Christmas to me, where there is no sign of Christmas anywhere. I used to take my kids to something similar when they were little and seeing your photos brought back a lot of good memories for me! Warm wishes for a happy and healthy holiday to you and your family!

Stacey Huston said...

Beautifully done fishing guy,.. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well..(Thanks for the card)

Lawstude said...

this really reminds us of christmas. just tow sleeps to go and it will be christmas. happy holidays FG.

SandyCarlson said...

What an incredible wonderland!

mannanan said...

Great post. thanks for sharing your world with us.

dot said...

You got some good shots of the lights. I love driving around and looking at Christmas lights.
Merry Christmas!

kayleen said...

Beautiful Christmas lights. Have a wonderful Christmas celebration.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

WOw are you sure you don't live in OK, this looks just like Crystal CHristmas her, even the tunnel is the same! Just beautiful and hard to photo, so great job. Merry Christmas.

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Wow you got some great night time shots! I've been to something similar and am always in awe of all the work that goes into preparing it for just a few short weeks.

Arija said...

Wonderful Christmas lights floating in space. Really fun to see.
Have a wonderful Christmas full of love, joy and quiet moments.

Gaelyn said...

Thank you for the delightful light tour. I like the dragon and tunnel best.
Happy Holidays!

Pietro said...

What beautiful Christmas lights: the train with packages is so funny! I'd enjoy a tour there.
Very fine post, Fishing Guy.

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Oh wow, what a great Holiday light display. I'm sure the Grand kids love their outing.

Luke Wiley said...

Great light displays!

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

This is a wonderful blog. Those lights are beautiful and something both young and old can enjoy.

Abraham Lincoln said...

You do have some nice photos in the lot.

Thanks for your visits.

Happy holidays.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, your family and all your beloved ones, my friend!

Jack and Joann said...

Those Christmas light displays are such fun to see. We have one right off #66 in Manasas and you can even the lighted ferris wheel and some of the other lights from the interstate. Were there any crappie fish lights there to make you dream of a spring fishing trip.

Gina said...

Sorry I've been MIA..so busy with end of year kids stuff, and preparing for a big Xmas day, having all the family here this year...aaagh..anyway just wanted to stop by and wish you and all your family a wonderful Christmas and a healthy happy 09.
Love the lights..your photos are great, I find them so tricky to capture! Be back soon to catch up fully :D

bintang said...

wow..that's an amazing display of lighting technique.

Mojo said...

They do something similar to that at one of the local amphitheaters here. I forget what it's called, but it's the same idea. I've never seen it though.

ayamlin said...

Oh, what a wonderful Christmas decoration!
I wanna go there to see them!
Christmas is a happy day for all people in the world.
what a fantastic day!

Mary said...

Very nice! We still haven't driven through the light show here, yet. We have that same dragon! I find the light really hard to get good photos of.

auringonkukka:) said...

wonderful lights and correctly wonderful Christmas!

Judith said...

It's great isn't have family traditions it creates memories for each of us that time enriches. Your 'light' display photos are neat and must have been awesome in the flesh, so to speak!!

Thank you, too, for adding UK after my name ooppps....:)

Happy Christmas, Judith

Gattina said...

That looks wonderful ! a nice activity for the holidays !

2sweetnsaxy said...

I love things like this. I just tend to hate how crowded things get but I guess it's to be expected. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you too!
:-)

Smalltown RN said...

Greetings from the Westcoast...actually Vancouver Island....we are covered in snow here with temperatures -15C....I love your photos of the lights....we haven't been able to get out much....I just had surgery at the beginning of the month and I am not allowed to drive boo hoo.....

I am an avid birder and I love that you get the Cardinals in your area....I didn't get a good look at the darker shaded bird...but often with birds like the Cardinals you will see birds like the Pine siskins but I am not 100% sure....

I really enjoyed your blog.... I see you also participate in the Sunday Critters....I haven't participated in awhile...I think I should get back into it...

All the best to you and your family....I have added you to my blog list...cheers!

Mamapippa said...

Beautiful Christmas lights, very colorful !
Have a Merry Christmas !
Greeting from Belgium !

Lakshmi said...

The lights are amazing and I liked the train and the dragon amongst all of them..thanks for sharing your beautiful world..Merry Christmas

tipper said...

Pretty lights-love the North Wind!

Linda said...

I don't think I have seen or heard of anything quite like this, interesting. I appreciated your thought at the bottom.

Maybe we could go out tonight and see the local lights. It takes awhile for it to get dark. My son went out too early this year and didn't see as much as he would have liked.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas show, FG.
I love the Christmas dragon and the north winds.

mountain.mama said...

The dragon was my favorite. Cool lights!

Torsdag said...

A friendly Christmas greeting to wish you and your family happiness at this special time of the year.
Merry Chrustmas
Hartmut

tikno said...

Beautiful lighting effect.
Merry Christmas to you and family.

Janet, said...

I'm a little behind with your posts. I love the lights! I tried taking pictures of our light show at Cedar Lakes, but they didn't turn out very good.

ANashvilleSongblogger said...

Great blog site,Good reading Georgous Pictures and excellent music
Thanks for sharing