My first day off of work before Christmas and I spent most of it sitting in traffic near the malls! Throw in a dark and gloomy rainy day and I couldn’t even take a decent picture if I tried. And I didn’t try. After sleeping in way too late and then trying to get around town for some errands before hitting the shopping areas, it was a non-stop adventure. About halfway through the day, I pretty much decided that I wasn’t going to go out of my way to take a photo. If I saw anything of interest I would take a picture, otherwise I thought I would just wait until I got home. So I went with the obligatory Christmas ornament shots with my Super-Takumar 50mm. I probably could have tried something more interesting but I guess I was just too tired. That’s what sleeping in does to you.
One thing I noticed while shopping today was the complete lack of “Christmasy” feel at the various shopping centers and strip malls I visited. Not so much in the stores but the properties themselves. No lights or decorations. Nothing in the landscape or signage to even hint of a special season. Just dull and dark. I think they took the “politically correct” thing too far in recent years. I don’t like it. Just sayin’.
99¢ Walgreens Ornament