Kenosha Gets In the Holiday Mood

This house is in our neighborhood. It’s just behind the bank and across the street from the grocery store. It is a sight to beho- ho-ho-hold!

One thing I noticed our first season here was the attention to yards. No really here and Michigan people on the whole tend their yards more than say in Tennessee, South Carolina, or Florida. Why I don’t know, but they do. I suspect it has something to do with the awful winters they generally have here and the Midwest ethos. I throw in the last part because there’s awful winters in upstate New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island (all place I’ve lived) but they don’t pay attention to lawns like Michigan and Wisconsin do.

This lawn attention carries on to holiday decorating. I showed you our neighborhood at Halloween, now let me introduce you to it during the Christmas season. There is a street here in Kenosha called Christmas Lane. It’s known for the over the top Christmas decorations. It all started as a friendly competition between two neighbors. They tried to out do each other every year. It got so competitive that tarps were put up so the other fella couldn’t see what was coming until the great reveal! Eventually the whole street joined in the spirit of lighting up the night.

What follows are highlights of our neighborhood and of Christmas Lane. You can click on any picture to be taken over to my Flickr account and there see even more photos.

We are simple folk who go for a few simple strands of color. T he big bulbs like I remember being on trees of my childhood.

We are simple folk who go for a few simple strands of color. T he big bulbs like I remember being on trees of my childhood.

The view down our street.

The view down our street.

Neighboring decorated houses

Neighboring decorated houses

This one was done in all white lights but I liked it!

This one was done in all white lights but I liked it!

Santa and his light reindeer!

Santa and his light reindeer!

This looks like the Griswald place!

This looks like the Griswald place!

This house on Christmas lane has a miniature scene in the window every year.

This house on Christmas lane has a miniature scene in the window every year.

Santa is on his way.  I really like how they lit the windows in the background.

Santa is on his way. I really like how they lit the windows in the background.

Some look better a bit out of focus.  Reminds me of watching the tree as I fell asleep on the couch as a kid.

Some look better a bit out of focus. Reminds me of watching the tree as I fell asleep on the couch as a kid.

Until next time!

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