The Country Club Plaza in Kansas City shut off its holiday lights this past weekend. Here’s one final look until next year.
I’m one of “those people.” I believe that you don’t need all white lights and red ornaments to have a pretty Christmas tree. I love our “fat little tree,” as my husband calls it, with all its colorful lights and mismatched ornaments. For those of you who don’t like colored lights, I’ve also included a black and white image.
One of the best things about the holiday season is the Christmas lights. Friday evening we drove around Kansas City to look at outdoor Christmas lights. My favorite light display is at Crown Center, with the giant Christmas tree and lot of smaller trees covered in white lights and surrounded by water fountains.
Finally on Sunday Jerod and I had time to go get a Christmas tree and decorate it. The best part was turning off the overhead lights, eating cookies, and drinking eggnog as we admired our tree.
Now that it’s December, I can officially start shooting holiday photos. I love my 50 mm f/1.8 lens. I’ve been waiting for Christmas for eight months to take photos like this.
In addition to my family and my job, I’m thankful for where I live. I love Kansas City – it’s not too big, not too small; most of my friends and family live nearby; and we have some great holiday traditions. The Country Club Plaza Lighting Ceremony tradition began 81 years ago. Believe it or not, this was the first year I’ve seen it. And with such warm weather, it had to be one of the best years!