Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Blue Light Special

The holiday blue light lasts just five minutes at most. You have to be ready to jump on it. It happens at that time of the evening, just as daylight turns to dusk, best seen on mostly clear and sunny days.
There's not much time to run around and be indecisive. You have to be in the right place at the right time to catch it.
The light actually cools from clear to the palest of blue before the special commences.
Then, the light begins to intensify to a richer shade of blue and you position yourself to take full advantage.
That's the moment you cannot hesitate!
And then, the blue light special is over.

These photos of my home in its holiday attire were all shot within three minutes of each other this year, right around 5:30 pm, EST.  There were many fuzzy outtakes in between that were necessarily deleted. The blue light special is even harder to capture in my garden, but here's one from last year.
Is the blue light special something you chase?

Happy Holidays! 
Rita C. at Panoply
If you missed my other Christmas posts for this season, you can catch up here:
Traditional Holiday Home, Garden - 2014
Christmas in the Sunroom 2014
Winter Frost Holiday Tablescape
Winter Woodland Tablescape
O Christmas Tree, Have You Lost Weight?
The Little Things


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