Last year was the first year I had my own yard--ever. I lived in a condo in Colorado. So, when I bought my house in Tucson I went all out last year and put lights all over the bushes and cacti. This year I find myself in a more minimalist mood. I put colored lights on one tree in my front yard and that's it. It looks nice--a little Christmas tree and that's all I'm doing. A house nearby out minimalized me--they replaced their white yard light with a green one and that's all they did.