Below are some pictures of the 2006 setup in progress.
A Few boxes of new materials for this year's display!
Andrew carrying a bunch of lights to the roof for
Setting up the Mega Tree using temporary ropes to
support the mast for the raising of the lights.
New LEDs ready to up on the trees.
Building a new star for the Evergreen
Tree. Last year the star used 250 watts and had 50 bulbs. This year
there are 100 LEDs and they'll only use 20 watts!
Conduit for the new
addition this year.
Slobodan and Hus helping wrap
Martin wrapping one of the drive
trees with LEDs.
Andrew wrapping another tree
A bit of the mess involved. Here
we are stretching out the new sets and un-tangling them.
Martin at the top of the ladder
hanging lights on the Locus tree.
Look, the Sun is out!!!!! Here
we have made all the measurements for the grass grid.
The sun is gone again...but the
left grass grid is complete!
Another view of the
grass grid from the road. These are the old style incandescent bulbs.
We will be placing white LEDs beside them as well.
Details on the grid
Here we are getting
ready to install the driveway arches. Where the arches reach the
driveway, we need to drill into the bricks to support the base of
the arches. So we take old damaged bricks and place them where we
need to drill for the arches. Once we remove the arches after the
show, we'll re-install the good bricks.
Now that we've installed
a chipped/old brick, we can drill into it. This is where the base
of the 1st arch will sit.
Early morning fog
and we've almost got all 16 arches installed.
Laying out the light
strands ready to be wrapped around the arches.
Yet another view.......
Almost done! We are
wrapping 3 colours around each arch: red, green and blue. Each colour
for each arch will be controlled individually.