Holiday lights in the desert show a southwestern flair. On my evening walk I photographed the neighbor's saguaros wrapped with tiny blue lights that accented the upright shape of these desert giants. A deep blue river of light flowed across the stone path in their xeriscaped front yard, creating an enchanting scene.
At another house, unlikely red bows adorned the cactus plants, much like the red bows that I have used as accents on the split rail fence that lines the driveway at our Michigan lake house.
I'm used to seeing lights reflected in the white snow of the north. In Arizona, the pure dark of the night sets off the many colors with clear holiday cheer.