Sunday, December 17, 2006

Christmas NOT in My Neighborhood!!


These lawn decorations are real car stoppers! This is a neighborhood in which these kinds of decorations are commonplace. I have to admit, though, that I hesitated to stop and take these pictures. They are in front of a home where someone has taken pride in decorating their property for the holiday, and I wonder if posting and commenting on them is an intrusion and unwarranted criticism. My taste is not their taste so perhaps I'm just being critical and insensitive. On occasion I've run across photos and comments that generated a wee bit of discomfort on my part because of the subtle criticism of the subject. What do you think?

19 comments:

  1. perhaps they have lots of kids to enjoy it, otherwise the decoration would look a lot more different (i guess).

    have a nice sunday Kate.

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  2. A little "too much"...?

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  3. I appreciate your sensitivity, Kate. Yet at the same time, they have put these on public display, and so they are opening themselves to criticism. They probably don't care if someone doesn't like them. What's important is that THEY like them and are proudly displaying them to the world that passes by.

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  4. :))
    each has his taste.
    just enjoy your time, my friend!!!

    have a nice sunday.

    jing
    shanghai daily photo

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  5. The plain little house has been gaudily dressed. Now is when it will get some attention. Doesn't it remind you a bit of a little old lady whose rouge is too bright?

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  6. impressionnante cette collection de decoration de noel. waouhh


    impressive this collection of decoration Christmas. waouhh

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  7. i wouldnt personally do this myself but if the there are kids in that house it is very good for them to put them in the spirit of xmas. very colourful!

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  8. perhpas a little competition going on in the neighbourhood? they do add the festivity!
    its your blog, you have the freedom of speech. while the commenters have the right to give their views..

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  9. Have you seen the movie "Christmas with the Kranks?" I liked the book better.
    Each has their own way of celebrating Christmas. The sheer number of lights reminds me of a lady decorations in my home town. The house was bigger than this one, Every year she seemed to add a little bit more. During the season you would see hundreds of cars driving by to look. Now she is 82 and it doesn't happen anymore. she misses it.

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  10. Not to my taste, but each to his own. Everyone celebrates the season in their own way, and all the more power to them. LOL. I draw the line at inflatables though.

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  11. I figure that the purpose of these blogs is to show the world a view of our city. You don't have to always like or agree with what you photograph. It's a part of our city and helps tell the whole story.

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  12. Well, it's not my style either. Somehow the cute little house just fits the many decorations though. I do appreciate your sensitivity.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Mexico is coming soon for you, correct?

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  13. I think Annie said it best!
    I'll leave it at that....

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  14. wow... a lot of "everything". Maybe, a great collection of year by year

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  15. I see what you're saying, but I laughed out loud when I saw the title and the photos! :) (couldn't help it -- they did a good job, though --- I'd hate to see their electric bill, too)

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  16. denton11:23 AM

    Yes they are a little much for my taste as well. And you have a point about unwarranted criticism. I'm not sure of the answer other than to treat with respect even that which is different from what one is uses to.

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  17. WHy is it that I find them really cute here and totally out of place in Australia? (See my post today) - the climate maybe?

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  18. This picture (along with the above photo caption) made me laugh out loud. This is what my husband and I call a "tavern".

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