A happy Christmas season to all from Trish Minogue Photos! For many of us this is a time to not only squeeze in everything we can to make this the best Christmas ever, but to reflect on years past with the ones we love. When my kids were young, we would drive around the neighborhood to look at Christmas lights while munching on freshly baked cookies. My kids are grown now, and won't be home till Christmas Eve, but looking at Christmas lights still brings me joy, so I head out to some of our local towns with my camera and try to capture that magic! I hope I can share that joy with these images of Christmas around Long Island.
These first images are from around Southampton.
Flanders Duck is always dressed to the nines for Christmas!
The recent snow made the nativity displays at local churches look even more charming.
Why not bring a little Christmas to the beach? It's the best place to celebrate any holiday!
If you're familiar with East Hampton, you know that when you get to the town from Montauk Highway, you have to turn left at that pretty little pond to continue east. Every year, there is a small lighted tree placed in the middle of the pond. At each end of the town, the historic windmills are strung with lights.. Take a look.
Next stop- Montauk. The Point Bar and Grill caught my eye with their light display- Lots of little snowmen, Star Wars characters, Charlie Brown characters, and an abominable snowman!
On to the lighthouse, which was not lit like in past years. According to one local, the expense was an issue, and the town has been quiet as a result. Lets hope for better things next year. Still, I like the message of peace in the lights.
After the long drive to The End and back, I can say there is no prettier sight than the tree in my own yard, looking very glorious this year!
I hope your own home is filled with warmth, light, and love this holiday season, and i wish us all a happy and healthy year ahead!