With a push of the shutter and a twist of the zoom lens, lights explode into streams of brightness and color surrounding 3-year old Levi Pelletier of Bradenton.
The lights are part of the holiday light display on First Avenue West along the Manatee River in Bradenton.
This is the time of the year when the holiday lights of Christmas and Hanukkah shine bright, each with a message of faith and hope.
In between the shopping, parties, and traffic jams, let their warmth relieve some of that holiday stress, if nothing more than knowing someone else is paying the electric bill.
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.