Did Christmas just go by? This was the 1st year ever with no Christmas tree but it was also the 1st year ever that I was in a house with Christmas lights outdoors, I strung them along the porch roof end to end. Holiday glee, walking to the gate every night to turn and see that festive glow of blue & yellow, red & white shining back at me. Mini-lights reflecting purple & green in the wavy and clear pool water. The smile that gave me was an early Xmas present. So SoCal.