It’s the little things.

Posted on | December 10, 2011 | Posted by Jeri Heiden

While walking this morning I spotted many of my neighbors putting finishing touches on their outdoor holiday decorations. Perhaps they’re having guests over for a party this evening or just enjoying the abundant sunshine. In Silverlake you don’t see many homes decked out with dozens of strands of colored lights and oversized lawn objects. More often they are adorned with just a single wreath, or an odd assemblage of baubles carefully hung on a palm, cypress or sycamore. Lamp posts attract tinfoil and ribbon. Nature joins in with a show of seasonal color. It reminded me that it doesn’t take much to get you in the holiday spirit if you keep your eyes open.