Saturday morning I got up early to go and take pictures of the Christmas lights in downtown Lawrence. In order to get good pictures of Christmas lights, it has to be a little bit light and a little bit dark. This is a very fleeting time frame. One must be armed and at the ready. I left the house at 6:45 and was parking on Massachusetts street at 7am.
The cars were lined up on both sides of the street already in preparation for the annual old fashioned parade. Who knew there was so much activity downtown at 7am on the weekend? Not me. There were people in restaurants ordering breakfast.
I came upon a group of women getting in their morning run. It sounded like they were having fun. I wanted to ask them if I could join them but then I remembered I have bad knees and it's best for me to stick to walking.
By 7:20am the sky was lightening up.
Did you know that barber shops are open at 7am? And that men are getting their hair cut at that ungodly hour of the morning?
The things you can learn when trying to take a picture. Of Christmas lights. In December. Between 0700 and 0732 am.