by wjw on December 25, 2014

lumenOn Christmas Eve the Los Altos neighborhood on the west side of Albuquerque turns  off its street lights and returns for one evening to the 19th Century.  The only illumination is the soft golden glow of luminarias, which are basically a candle in a brown paper bag, with a bit of dirt or kitty litter in the bottom to keep it stable.

Photos really can’t do justice to the silent flickering flame, in this case outlining every curb, sidewalk, wall, roofline, garden, and driveway.  Most years we walk through, and experience dark, silent, lovely peace.

May that peace be yours this holiday season.



Chuck Emerson December 26, 2014 at 12:28 am

Thanks for posting.
Lots of luminarias in El Paso, too.
About the only thing I miss of that town.

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