As an after dark dog walker in the Old North, I urge three cheers for our neighbors who leave up their Holiday lights beyond December and even into February.
Hey, its dark out there! Very few Old North residences have porch or landscape lights that lift the darkness very much. And for whatever reasons, our area has never had a decent system of street lighting. So, as I move along with my dog, it is nice to encounter lighting that pushes back the dark.
A large display of outdoor lighting is especially cheering. Here are three snapshots I took of a home on E Street that is wonderfully bright. (Click on a photo to enlarge it.)
I hope other Old Northers will follow this E Street exemplar next year and in the years to come.