Friendly Christmas Lights competition
Like clockwork, each year during the Thanksgiving weekend...my neighborhood magically starts to look a lot like Christmas!
For the past few holiday seasons, I have been writing about the "friendly competition" between the now world-famous "FedEx Pat" and "Cornershow Bob," here at nj1015.com.
As I was heading into New Jersey 101.5 to do my Saturday afternoon show, yesterday, I caught the start of the annual "stringing up the lights." Click here for yesterday's opening salvo...I mean, account.
Yesterday, it was 32 degrees in Hillsborough...today, its a balmy 50. So now, its (really) ON!
Meanwhile, much of the yard display is already in place...
At least, you know that THIS deer will never...
...jump out in front of your car, as you are driving by admiring the Christmas displays!
By late morning, even the "Shooting Star" is in place for 2014!
Not all of FedEx Pat's lights are white icicles...
As Pat gets ready to put the BIG star on the second story roof...
...lets head down the street to "Cornershow Bob's" place!
As in past years, the outcome is the same: a SPECTACULAR display!
But, Pat and Bob have somewhat different philosophies in getting their displays done...
Pat's display goes up in two days. He will be finished tonight. That's it. No additions.
Bob's display is a continuous "work in progress." Now that he has started, "Cornershow" will be adding to his display, right up to Christmas Eve!
Check back often, to watch the progress...the many changes and additions to Bob's display!
Checking back with FedEx Pat...
...the BIG star is in place..and what's left is the "finishing touches" by...
Of course, no photo can really show all the color and detail...especially Bob's lights above.
At about 6:00 this evening, as I'm quickly (and quietly) shooting the night photos, Pat and Jen were still working in their yard, as were Bob and Ginny.
Next time, I won't be in a rush to get to New Jersey 101.5 to do the show...so the next set of photos won't be "hand held" in a low light level. Can you say "tripod?" I thought so.
There will be MANY more pictures in the weekends to come, here at nj1015.com!
Thanks to FedEx Pat and Cornershow Bob, this is the "most wonderful time of the year" in my neighborhood!
PSE&G gives thanks, too!