Tuesday, November 25, 2008

WW - Nothing is completely as it seems...


This holiday season, as we begrudgingly go to spend a special day with one person who we could care less about seeing, remember one thing.


Everyone has something inside that you may like.

This year, see if you can find it.








This is an enormous tree near my house that some generous soul lights with tens of thousands of LEDs every year, and people come from all over to photograph. All those lights out to the absolute extremities of its branches. It is a truly amazing sight.

If you are new to my blog, or if you have a WW or a post you are proud of today, leave me a comment and a Mr Linky below so I can come visit yours!








Thanks again to Angie for another ragin' Wordful Wednesday...

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52 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful pictures. A magical WW to you!

Honey Mommy said...

What a beautiful tree! I love the way they wrap trees at Christmastime. It really makes then look gorgeous.

Deb said...

i don't think we can be friends anymore.

angie said...

First I read the words......and thought.......brilliant. And then I saw the photos. Absolutely amazing!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Allison said...

That is gorgeous!

Rhea said...

Those pictures are so magical and beautiful!!

Kristina P. said...

This reminds me of Temple Square, where each branch is lit up. Beautiful!

Jay @halftime lessons said...

Ahh, I used to love Temple square...took every visitor I had there to poke around...missin' SLC...

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful - and sorry about your Thanksgiving!

Liz said...

That tree is amazing!!! I can't imagine the time they must spend doing that.

And what a wonderful sentiment - you are absolutely right!!

Lorina said...

Wow.. love the tree. Looks great.

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

OMGosh how beautiful! I would love to see this IRL!

jill jill bo bill said...

I am on my way-camera in hand. LOVE that tree!

Lorie said...

That's fabulous, but I love your wording.

Whitney R said...

This is amazing. Beautiful. And to think I'm trying to get Jaren to put lights up on our house this year and he doesn't want to do it. Imagine if I had him do our whole tree in the backyard!!!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Picture 4 is my favorite. Gorgeous.

rachael said...

that is beautiful, just gorgeous!

Momisodes said...

Wow! That is spectacular.

I can't even imagine how much work that took.

Momisodes said...

Ay-yi-yi. My bad.

I signed your mr linky. I thought WW was for Wordless Wednesday.

Color me stupid.

jori-o said...

That is a fantastical tree. i love when the lights are twisted around every. last. branch. It looks SO amazing! Cool pics as the sun goes down too...!

Tena said...

that is breathtaking!

BoufMom9 said...

What an awesome tree and fantastic shots!
Have a happy WW and a fantastic holiday!

Brandy said...

Beautiful pictures! Great reminder!

girlytwins said...

Wow. That is gorgeous. What a beautiful sight to celebrate this beautiful season.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

That is stunning.

Abby said...

That is beautiful! Happy WW!

Beth F said...

Lovely tree!

Jenners said...

Very very wise point about finding something within everyone.

LOVE the photos! I can't even imagine the amount of work that went into putting all the lights on that tree. I'm going to the show the photos to my husband as he just got a new camera and would appreciate the different lighting you were able to capture -- difficult to do I think. What a great gift someone gives to decorate that tree.

Thanks for my moment of Zen!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

Now that's a tree! It's almost as beautiful as your words.

Live.Love.Eat said...

It's amazing someone goes all out like that. But it's worth it, it's beautiful.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Ali said...

Wow, that's gorgeous! Happy WW! (Mine is of the wordless variety:))

CassJustCurious said...

That really is beautiful.

jsprik said...

that is awesome, gorgeous!! Happy Thanksgiving, tomorrow!!

April said...

that picture is fantastic!!!! i linked the pics from my baby's birthday party. can't believe he's already TWO! *sigh*

CaJoh said...

So true— everyone has a hidden treasure… you just have to look to find it. Reminds me to go to Sauganash to look at the decorations that neighborhood has.

Michelle said...

Do I have to be proud of my WW?

That tree is unbelievable! Love your post with it.

If my brothers baby's mama shows up for TD I am going to have to dig really really deep to find something good about her. :)

Nice reminder though!

Orlund said...

That is an amazing tree. Nice sun set too. Happy Thanksgiving.

Susie said...

Gorgeous!!!

Tabitha Blue said...

That really would be a gorgeous sight!!

Oh and one of my fav lenses... a 50mm lens. Takes fun shot like that nail painting one :)

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

Great photos, thats really cool. Happy WW to you

mommaof4wife2r said...

that is super fun...and i love the night shots!

Aria said...

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http://ariazink.blogspot.com
congrats!

Julie@Cool Mom Guide said...

That is BAD ASS!!!

Katie said...

You make a good point. Happy Thanksgiving Jay.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That is a really incredible tree. I wonder how they get it so well covered in lights.

Fortunately I am spending Thanksgiving with only my immediate family, so I am quite used to reminding myself to find one thing about them I like. :)

Bridget said...

THat is really cool! At first when I was looking at it I thought it was photoshopped! Wow!
Happy WW!

Jaysi said...

That is truly breath taking!!! Bless that person's heart for taking the time to create something so simply beautiful!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Wow! That is wicked cool, Jay!

Momisodes said...

Hi Jay! Sorry to drop a note here, but I sent over an reply to your email. I don't think my original went through on Monday. Thanks!

Misty said...

that is absolutely beautiful

happy ww!

Christina said...

I have an obsession with lit trees. Every year when I see the first one, I call my best friend to tell her. Old tradition for us by now. That tree is gorgeous!

MommyWizdom said...

By way of Hootin' Anni's blog... That tree is marvelous! Thanks so much for posting this beautiful photo. You did a wonderful job capturing it!

Happy Holidays!

MommyWizdom

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To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived - this is to have succeeded. - Emerson