its hard to take pics of christmas lights, really you need a tri pod or its all blurry. but about my lights, i hate doing them. my family bugs me to do them. so we had nicer weather thanksgiving weekend, so i decide to go and do it. about half of my light strands, would only light up half way. i tried fuses, connections, bulbs, everything. that junk only lasts a couple years and you gotta buy more. that adds up. then i went to buy those ice cicle lights, and in 3 trips, i couldn't match the exact ones i already had, so there's 1 strand of different lights.
i hate doing it. but the family loves it.