This year is the fifth anniversary of this blog. For the first year I was unsure about how many photos I could actually upload because of the free WordPress.com blogging account has a space limit. So I kept photo uploads limited to just my arts and crafts along with any photographs that I actually exhibited in a show. Over time I learned such things as graphic optimization so I was able to upload more photos that way than I thought I could. So for the rest of the year I’m going to devote Throwback Thursday to photos from previous blog entries (along with links to the original posts) that I should’ve uploaded five years earlier but I didn’t.

Five years ago this month I decided to check out the annual Christmas lights that were on display at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. I went alone because my husband was on a two-week business trip to Florida at the time. I had a great time as I walked around and watched the pretty lights. I wrote something about this on December 8, 2010 while I uploaded this short video, which included sound effects along with the light displays.

Here are the still photos I shot at the time, which are now being posted on this blog for the first time.

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Since that time Brookside Gardens decided to discontinue the annual light display for the past few years due to extensive remodeling and renovation that was going on. I was overjoyed when I learned that this year the light display has made a return after that long hiatus.

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