Magical Light Show

I have one of those "star" machines that is supposed to be part of my outdoor Christmas decorations. Just before I took down my lights this year we had a power surge which shut off all the lights. Once we put all the breakers back on it appeared the "star machine" had taken a bad blow and wasn't going on, but in the end it just needed a "restart". I brought it to the backyard to test it out and stuck it in a flower pot aiming toward the back of our property. Wow- after the sun went down and the light turned on it looked like there were a million little stars out there! I liked the effect so much I didn't want to put it away- so it's still out there. Last night, after our snowy day and the light freezing rain that followed, a light fog moved in. On any other evening all we see are the dots of light scattered across the ground and throughout the trees. But last night the mist had the most amazing effect on the light itself- actually bringing out the individual laser beams that make those little sparklies all over my yard. These pictures don't do it justice but they were a lot of fun to take!
This must have been such fun to watch - love the way you put this together.
posted February 6th, 2018  
It looks magical
posted February 6th, 2018  
Nice! This is amazing, so the real thing must have really been something to see.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Looks amazing.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Wow - this is so impressive!
posted February 6th, 2018  
Spectacular
posted February 6th, 2018  
It looks amazing.
posted February 6th, 2018  
it must look beautiful.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Amazing lights.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Wow! Serendipity! It gave you an amazingly beautiful collage!
posted February 6th, 2018  
Gorgeous collage. What a fun "star" machine!
posted February 6th, 2018  
So pretty!
posted February 6th, 2018  
Cool
posted February 6th, 2018  
Really cool effect!
posted February 6th, 2018  
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Thank you Milanie, Nicole, Ron, Lee Ann, Rob, Joyce, Babs, Chris, Carole, Katy, Daisy, Lynda, Kerri, and Kathy!

Yes, even though nothing rotates or flashes, the sight of those beams just piercing through the darkness was really captivating. The "stars" are really just points where the light beam ends- but since some trees are closer and some further away you do get the sense of depth. And when there's a breeze or wind, it does make the little dots of light look like they're twinkling because the branches move in the breeze.
posted February 6th, 2018  
You created a whole new magical landscape Are the neighbours also lit up in green?
posted February 6th, 2018  
Really cool lighting effect.
posted February 7th, 2018  
Wonderful light effects a great machine to have and to play with.
posted February 7th, 2018  
@helenhall Thanks Helen- no I'm the only one who's got lights on and these are in my back yard now- not the front where everyone would see them. I think I can switch it to red which I may do next week just for my own personal pleasure.

@henrir Thank you Henri!
@wendyfrost Thank you Wendy!
posted February 8th, 2018  
Wow, such a fabulous light display
posted February 10th, 2018  
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