Christmas Blossoms - 2015


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Yes it does, Brent.
And what fantastic night time shots!
Thanks for checking them out, Crown! I only wish that my camera was more steady taking the photos. Really, I should have brought my digital camera for this one. I hadn't considered that until afterwards. Oh well... I had a blast.
 

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Well, that's the most important thing, my friend.
 

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Charlotte series.
The following are photos I took in Charlotte this past weekend during our visit with my niece.
(I must say Charlotte is nicely into the Christmas spirit. Seems like everywhere I walked or drove, there was something Christmas!)

1) Decorated fountain in the courtyard of my nieces's condo complex.


2) Nearby light fixture gets the holiday touch.


3) While a home in the neighborhood puts passers-by in the Christmas mood.
 
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4) Seems like every street light in the city was decorated!
This one has tall buildings as a backdrop.


5) But it's hard to beat a blue sky!
(This one was in a park across the street from my niece's place.)



6) This was on the campus of a local community college.
 

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7) and 8) Two views of the huge tree in a large local mall.


(Santa greets visitors on this grand throne.)

9) Beautiful entryway to a store in the mall.
(I think it was called the "Iron Gate".)
 

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10) Overhead greenery at Neiman Marcus.


11) and 12)
Two views of a Christmas display in an outdoor office park courtyard.




All in all, a very nice holiday trip!
 
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Charlotte series.
The following are photos I took in Charlotte this past weekend during our visit with my niece.
(I must say Charlotte is nicely into the Christmas spirit. Seems like everywhere I walked or drove, there was something Christmas!)

1) Decorated fountain in the courtyard of my nieces's condo complex.


2) Nearby light fixture gets the holiday touch.


3) While a home in the neighborhood puts passers-by in the Christmas mood.
Wow! Gorgeous!
 
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7) and 8) Two views of the huge tree in a large local mall.


(Santa greets visitors on this grand throne.)

9) Beautiful entryway to a store in the mall.
(I think it was called the "Iron Gate".)
Beautiful photos, Crown!
 
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North Hills series.
The following photos were all taken at another Raleigh shopping center, North Hills.

1) Main tree. Much bigger than Crabtree's but they never decorate it.
Looks real nice at night, though, with the lights on.


2) J C Penny's interior holiday decor for 2015.


3) Nice garland/wreath display tops one of the buildings at North Hills.
 

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More railings!
4) and 5) Two views of this nice building top garland/bow combination.




6) Gorgeous!
(Wouldn't you love to pause on one of those benches to sip your tea?)
 

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More lamps, too!
7) 8) and 9) Three views of different decorated lamps at North Hills.
(Don't know why, but I'm really drawn to decorations like this. Simple but oh, so elegant looking!)




 

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Well, that about does it for me this year, except of course for my traditional Christmas Eve shots of Crabtree's outdoor tree at night, which I have already taken.

Any more out there with photos, Folks? We only need 70 more posts to break last year's record. That's less than 5 posts per day from now until the 31st.
(Brent, I just KNOW you've got more!)
 
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Make that 69 more. Just found this shot of Macys.
(They were late decorating this year and we not included in my earlier Crabtree shots.)
 

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More lamps, too!
7) 8) and 9) Three views of different decorated lamps at North Hills.
(Don't know why, but I'm really drawn to decorations like this. Simple but oh, so elegant looking!)




Beautiful, Crown!! Love the lamp accents & railings!
 
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OK, Folks.
Time to thank everyone for their participation in our little photo thread this year and for all the wonderful pictures contributed. If a picture is worth a thousand words, cannot the same be accomplished spreading Christmas cheer with our cameras?

I shall close with my traditional night shots of Crabtree's outdoor tree.






(Yes, that's the moon over the tree in the third photo.)


Already looking forward to the launch of next year's thread (just NINE months away, now)!
 

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OK, Folks.
Time to thank everyone for their participation in our little photo thread this year and for all the wonderful pictures contributed. If a picture is worth a thousand words, cannot the same be accomplished for spreading Christmas cheer?

I shall close with my traditional night shots of Crabtree's outdoor tree.






(Yes, that's the moon over the tree in the third photo.)


Already looking forward to the launch of next year's thread (just NINE months away, now)!
Gorgeous tree, and moon!
Thanks for this tradition, Crown. I've always loved this thread.
Merry Christmas!!
 
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Thanks Crown for another great year! I'll no doubt revisit this thread in the coming year to catch a glimpse of that Christmas spirit!

Thank you everyone for the great pics! Can't wait for 2016's edition.
 
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