Christmas Blossoms - 2011


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Yes.
We're really in high Christmas season, aren't we?
 
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I love both sets of parade photos!

I missed Knoxville's xmas parade this year because I had to work, which stinks.

Thanks for the photos.
I missed my hometown parade Friday because DD was sick, but I watched the Knoxville parade on tv. It seemed to be the normal. It was good. Sorry you missed it. I think Gatlinburg's is on tv on the 17th, so maybe you can catch it.
 
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1) Shot of downtown Raleigh with decorated street lamps.



2) and 3)Two shots of the Governor's Mansion


 
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Beautiful, Crown! Thank you for sharing!
 

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Photos from our tree hunt last Saturday.

1) Logan's Trading Post, where we got our frasier fir Christmas Tree.
It is a coverted railroad station.


2) See a poinsettia you like?


3) One of these trees now reposes in our living room!
 
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Two more from Logans.
It's always so Christmassy!

4) This is just one of many decorated trees on display.


5) Row of very realistic artificial trees.
 
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These are from Pennsylvania (I'm sorry I don't remember which towns; we drove through so many just to see them);





And this one, from Choo Choo Barn (Pennsylvania). Even the Train Gardens have Christmas trees in them....

 
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That first one brought back childhood memories, Merry.
They used to hang decorations like that over the streets in Gainesville, FL where we used to live back in the '60's.

Thanks for the contribution!
 

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Hotel series:

1) Our Embassy suites always has a nice lobby tree.


2) Another view.


3) The Marriott two buildings down also has a nice tree.
 
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Several more from the Marriott:

4) Triple trees adorn a front hallway.



5) Giant wreath on a front window.



6) Decorative touch below a wall lamp fixture.
 
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Beautiful, Crown! Kim and I will more than likely be heading toward Parliament Hill on Friday night. They have a beautiful display set up there as well as Confederation Square! We have not been out that way yet this year, but I will be sure to share the lovely sights afterward!
 

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That first one brought back childhood memories, Merry.
They used to hang decorations like that over the streets in Gainesville, FL where we used to live back in the '60's.

Thanks for the contribution!
If anyone here is from Baltimore,MD do you remember when they used to hang lights across the street in downtown Baltimore?
 

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Doorways, gates, mailboxes and walls -- all nice places for decorating!

1) Doorway in our subdivision.



2) Nice gate adornment in a nearby neighborhood.



3) This mailbox in the same area is really getting into the holiday spirit!
 
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4) This subdivision makes sure it's in the Christmas spirit.



5) Santa was spotted crossing along this wall!



6) Beautiful lamp pole in a downtown square.
 
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Continuing.

1) Store in a nearby strip mall where I do my grocery shopping has this nice wreath.



2) Another view.



3) Close-up of another wreath in the same shopping center.
 
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Kim and I took these photos at Parliament, Confederation Square and Spark Street.

Parliament with Centennial Flame:




Confederation Square:
 
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Spark Street (I thought Crown would appreciate these, especially!):




 
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.....Spark Street (I thought Crown would appreciate these, especially!).....
And indeed I do!
Downright magical street shots in the dark.

Still no one has told me what they do to make their photos large on the screen.
Mine always come out the same size (medium) all the time.
(That's OK for most but sometimes I would like to post a dramatic large one.)
 
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