What's that you say - what on earth do Peacocks and Pickles have to do with Christmas?!
This is our entry into the Show Us Your Home for the Holidays Season 2...December Contest
First up - Peacocks!
One of the many amazing creations at the annual Phoenix ZooLights.
From the PhoenixZoo.org website:
ZooLights, powered by SRP EarthWise Energy, is a magical experience guaranteed to illuminate your holiday season.
3-D light sculptures featuring stingrays, flowers, hummingbird and tiger
2-D butterflies and lion cubs
Music in Motion shows featuring music from the movie Polar Express and Winter Palace by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Millions of lights
Hundreds of sparkling displays
Enjoy one of the largest holiday light shows in the country!
My photos from our visit on November 29 don't do anywhere near justice to this fabulous display, so this is a photo of a Peacock from their ZooLights Photo Gallery.
Next up - the Christmas Tree Pickle!
Who doesn't want an opportunity for extra Christmas loot!
According to Wikipedia: “Traditionally, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune.”
In our house - it's all about the extra present from Santa Claus!
From our home...to yours...Merry Christmas!