I visited the Duchess yesterday
and took pictures of this year's outdoor decorations.
(That's my mother for those who have asked.
What? You didn't know I was royalty?)
As I've said,
her themes are always whimsical
and designed for children.
This year's theme is
The focal point of her decorating is always on her front porch.
With a little schedule to make sure
Santa stops for the family members across the globe.
The porch is the focal point,
but if you pay close attention,
the elves on the shelves
will tell a little story, too.
Apparently, something has happened up above...
Can you tell what it is?
psst... look at the paint can
And then the hapless elf on the left
More elves on the shelves
The side entrance to the kitchen is the door to Santa's workshop
where an elf keeps tabs on her grandchildren.
Looks like they've all been pretty good so far.
At night, she adds just enough light.
And yes, I did deliberately capture the blue hour.
You might recall that I have a blue hour obsession.
So there you have it.