Lights in the Darkness

Once Christmas is over, New Year's Eve is almost forgotten and we have totally recovered, I don't want to feel cold anymore, don't want to see snow, don't want to look at the rain (tough luck on that one) I yearn for the first green leaves and the spring flowers and the weak winter sun smiling from somewhere up there among the clouds (hopefully).


But well, I am perfectly aware that it is far too early for that anyway. There is 3 to 4 more months of cold and rain and possibly frost and snow (depending on where you live, here in Ireland we don't really get snow) 

So what I am going to do is, post some of the images I captured in December and never had the time to show you because I was so outrageously busy baking away at The White Gables. 
The only thing that keeps us going during the long devouring darkness of the long December days and nights is the hopeful and colourful twinkling of all the Christmas decorations everywhere. 

Tell me now, who doesn't like to see Lights in the darkness??!!!

Christmas lights in Moycullen, Galway, IrelandChristmas tree, Christmas lights in Moycullen, Galway, Ireland

Christmas lights at the Village bookshop in Moycullen, Galway, Ireland

abstract image of Christmas lights

Christmas trees, abstract image

abstract image of Christmas decorated streets of Galway, Ireland

Christmas decorations in Galway city, abstract image

abstract image of people walking down Shop street, Galway

merry Christmas neon sign

random window decorated for christmas

Jewelry store window

people walking shop street Galway

 tree decorated with lightsChristmas decorations on a window

Image in the dark with sparkling lights

tree with Christmas lights

at the merry-go-round, at the Christmas market in Galway in the darkkids smiling at the amusement park

night photo from the Christmas market

walking Galway in the dark at Christmas

Shop street image in the dark at Christmas, Galway

I hope you can indulge my weakness for abstract photography and taking photos at low light without tripod. I find the effects rather striking and quite fitting the season of darkness...

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