Christmas Spirit

Earlier I showed you the first house in an Invercargill cul-de-sac where a number of near neighbours created cheerful Christmas displays that light up their lane. Here are the rest of the illuminations from neighbouring properties. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Taken 07 Dec 2018

A resident at the end of the cul-de-sac had lights coming down their driveway to the street front including the street tree. Very cheerful touch! – via Nigel


We walked down a short driveway to admire this property with its colourful illuminations. I loved the reflections of the coloured lights. – via Liz


Photo (below) : you can click on this to enlarge. – Lovely shot taken by Nigel


This is the last property we came across on this little cul-de-sac. – both via Liz


The lights on this tree (below) were large and colourful but neither of us were able to adequately capture the colours on our cellphones. It made a lovely display.


Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

6 thoughts on “Christmas Spirit

Add yours

    1. Interesting! I thought Southland, NZ decoration might look quite tame compared to USA. You have such easy access to a great variety of goods over there. On our drive home that night Nigel and I discussed where people get all the decorative elements from because there’s quite a variety. Other than NZ shopping I wonder if they order online from overseas or maybe buy stuff when travelling and get it shipped back home. I have no idea!


  1. The joy of popping the kids in the car and touring the best lights in the area. It truly is amazing how much effort some people will go to… But oh how we appreciate it 😊

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a website or blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: