01 February 2011


It may seem funny to talk about Christmas in February, but sometimes, that's just how things have a way of working out. Houston has some funny traditions in the holiday decoration department. The 'Bandage + Snakes', shown here, is a general style of stringing up white lights that seems to be all the rage among the Houston fancy schmancy. The oak trees get covered in a dense wrap, and then sparser strands are left to dangle from branches, as though reptilian predators. For the record, this same technique was applied equally to the huge palm trees out near the mall here too. It's pretty, but bizarre. And this coming from a Christmas junkie.

You shoulda seen my neighborhood around Halloween. We are talking Giant. Glowing. Spiders. Stuck. On. Mansions. Houston is Ridic(ulous).

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