Friday, December 12, 2014

First nod to Christmas.. seasonal reference point!



It had to happen, I can't ignore it anymore.. it's just too big! The last few visits into the city my camera refused to play the 'tis the season to be jolly' game, but on Wednesday resistance was low :) I do like a tree decked out in traditional red, green and gold, c'est très beau oui? Standing in Forrest Place it makes a seasonal reference point when meeting in the city and makes a change from 'meet me under 'the cactus'! Can you even believe it's Friday again, crazy! Have a good one, take care and stay safe..

38 comments:

  1. "Here we know that Christmas will be clear and bright"


    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  2. Christmas in shorts is hard for me to get my head around. Well, except for a few 'crazies' out when it's in the 20's F.

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  3. We've got these monstrous trees, also, in several places in town. Looks like that is a school group gathered around the tree in the first picture what with all those cute purple hats! Glad your camera is functioning again. Sometimes they're kinda like computers. Wait, they are computers!

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  4. The tree is just fine at this time of year ...
    What drives my mind crazy is the summer around it :D :D :D
    Have fine day
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  5. As cold as I am today, I think I could get used to Christmas in shorts. :-)

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  6. I wish I could walk around with summer clothes on Christmas Eve:)
    Happy weekend from one of the cold corners of Europe.

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  7. Just the picture I needed this morning, Grace!! It's cold, wet, raining and gray!! A little more difficult to have a sunny attitude!! Thanks for sharing! I love it!! Have a great weekend!!

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  8. Beautiful tree! Thank you, Grace, for a sunny, cheerful image. It's almost winter here and I'm still wondering what happened to autumn!

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  9. One must marvel in such glorious sights, it brings a bit of cheer and good will even to the bleakest of moments.

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  10. Hi Grace,
    it's really strange how different can be the Christmas time... here we have cold, snow, ice, rain... while I see a funny picture with people with the shorts... it's too strange !
    what about father Christmas ? is he coming with a boat ? :-)
    saluti, ciao

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  11. We are having what is turning out to be major snow today so it is really "beginning to look a lot like Christmas" or at least what Christmas looks like here. Can't imagine it in the middle of summer, Grace!

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  12. I haven't taken that many "holiday" shots yet myself but, I'm with you. It's time to start grabbing a few. I do love this tree. It's in perfect proportion and decorated tastefully and I was about to say that it's fun seeing all those people in shorts and T-shirts out enjoying it but, I see people here in shorts and T-shirts all winter so I guess that's not so unusual for me.

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  13. I'll take it! I'll take your awesome warm weather Christmas & swap it for our wet, rainy, slushy crap right now. We've had rain for 3 days, destroying the beautiful first base of snow received the day before Thanksgiving & subsequently. This is total New England weather. My artoon at the top of the blog on the right sidebar describes it perfectly.

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  14. Fantastic shot. It looks like a normal sized tree with a busload of pink elves around it!

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  16. That is a wonderful tree! I'm wondering about all those pink hats.

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  17. I told you before that this square is amazing! Merry Christmas Grace!!!

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  18. After over 40 years in Oz I still find it strange to have hot/warm weather. I hear there is SNOW on the way - so keep your eyes open!!!

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  19. London Court will turn into a winter wonderland this Christmas with daily Snow Shows, at 11.45am and 1.15pm, running from Saturday 13th December until Wednesday 24th December, 2014. Each show will last for approximately fifteen minutes.

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  20. Good to see a nice Christmas tree and not a silly one.

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  21. Happy Week End!
    Weather there looks like Florida

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  22. it's so weird to me to see christmas in summer! now i've had christmas in shorts plenty being from san diego, but still it was winter! beautiful tree!

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  23. beautiful, hard for me to comprehend Christmas in the summertime.

    who are all the ladies in the purple hats.

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  25. Meeting under the cactus sounds so quirky Grace.

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  26. die is zeker heel groot ,een hele kunst om die netjes op te maken.

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  27. Ein schöner Baum den man in kurzen Hosen betrachten kann ohne zu frieren.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  28. What a great photo and a lovely tree. Have a good Christmas and New Year Diane

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  29. Always makes me smile to see a Christmas tree in the sun, so unusual for us.

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  30. "Meet me under the cactus" made me smile and OUCH! I'm feeling kinda prickly!

    Here north of Toronto, Christmas decorations add colour to an otherwise drab time of year. Decorations are "must haves" although the commercialism is something I like to ignore.

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  31. The Christmas tree stands out well, a very nice reference point !

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  32. Beautiful as always, Grace :-) Now that you mention... haven´t seen ours yet!Due to the Christmas-markets fail this year...

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  33. Love it. I decline Christmas stuff before our Thanksgiving (late November, but once we hit December, bring it on!

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  34. A beautiful tree, Merry Christmas to you.

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  35. Wow, hot christmas!
    God bless you... :)

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