As it happens every year, I spotted these two guys last week from my kitchen window while fixing myself a quick breakfast.
I knew by the time I returned home, the lights would be up..
and they were!!! Sunday marks the first Sunday of advent. The lights will then come on and will remain so till the first week of January.
As I write this, the Christmas trees too are up around the village and being decorated by little hands. My camera is on a short holiday in India, so we've got to wait till I get some shots of our lit up and decorated festive paradise sans snow..:D