It’s monthly color photo challenge time and this month’s color is Metallic; What do you do that shines, sparkles and delights over the holidays? I have a few holiday decor items showing off their sparkle to show off. And, of course, our “tiny house on wheels” has its own metallic look going on. Here’s Maximus showing off it’s metal armor under a starry night sky. But it has nothing over the vast amount of stars above. Stars are the ultimate sparkling decor to any landscape.

This is technically a photo challenge and capturing dark night photos is not something I am really equipped for; I am pretty pleased with how they turned out.

Besides, how best to represent the holidays but with a starry night? But first, here’s a few sparkling trinkets that only a girl can love. At least that’s my hubby’s thinking. 🙄

Sparkling Holiday Decor

Although I no longer have a fireplace and mantel, I still enjoy hanging up my stocking with these sparkling stocking hangers. My nutcracker is part of a small collection. He shines and lights up the corner.

Starry Night

Do you still wish upon a star or navigate with stars as the 3 wise men did?

Oh, star of wonder, star of night
Star with royal beauty bright
Westward leading, still proceeding
Guide us to thy perfect light

We Three Kings – a Christmas song
Death Valley Under the Stars

Stars always hold a wonder for us and everyone should experience star gazing under dark, clear skies. It’s incredible to really see and experience the vastness of stars out there. This image was taken about 10PM. It was very dark outside and this doesn’t quite do it justice but it was the best my ISO 3200, f5.6 setting captured that night (I’d like to add a better low light lens to my camera bag). That same night, we enjoyed seeing a shooting star as we were setting up the camera. Of course, there were no more once the tripod and camera were in position. 😦

Star light, star bright
The first star I see tonight
I wish I may, I with I might
Have the wish I wish tonight

19th Century nursery rhyme

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