The study of neighbors through their holiday decorations...
Everything about the tree in the picture above says "five minutes to midnight" on New Year's Eve. Here is the work of a yard artist who has clearly drank enough $500 bottles of Champagne to see that "tree looks like a lady." The dance floor pose with the slightly thrusted hip and upraised arms perfectly highlight the tree's bee-stung lips and blood-shot eyes in search of a countdown kiss. The hot pink halter dress worn over the silky black shift gives new meaning to the fashion-design term "Trunk Show."
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