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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Weekend Snapshot: Number 16


For my pre-Christmas Weekend snapshot, I thought I'd use some Christmas shots taken not too far from where I live. A few of these photos were taken this week. However, I'm also including shots I've been taking all month for my special Christmas, in my part of town, WS edition.

First, a shot of the area in the market where I took photographs o
f orchids for a prior WS. During the December holiday season, the orchids are pushed back in corners and the poinsettias are front and center.Just in case someone didn't catch on to the fact that Christmas is coming up, the same market has a decorated tree and the checkout areas are also decorated.
Although the next shot isn't Christmas decorations, during the season, I always check out the bargain book racks outside bookstores for gift possibilities.
The hardware store is in on the Christmas action, not only selling tools but also selling Christmas trees, bikes, and an appealing rocker, complete with bow.
Then we have a temporary ice skating rink at North Hills Shopping center for the skaters.When the skaters are weary, they can take a break and listen to the carolers. I'll leave you with a large Christmas tree at the same shopping center as the skaters and carolers. I took the Christmas tree shot on the last day of November which is obvious to me since a few fall leaves reflected in the building were still hanging on. At this point, the trees are all bare. I probably should have taken a picture of that tree this week but frankly, the traffic is murder, and parking is worse. May your days be merry and bright. To those of you who celebrate Christmas, Christmas Gift. Whoever says that first on Christmas morning, in my family, was supposed to get an extra gift. I don't recall getting an extra gift even when I said it first, but it was still fun to greet each other with Christmas gift on Christmas morning. May the days you honor, whatever they may be, be blessed and happy, and all the other days too for that matter. You can go to Weekend Snapshot to find out how to join WS, and to find other partipants. You can also find WS participants on technoarati at Monday is the official post date but some are early like me.

On another topic, I'll be posting a Christmas eve peace globe tomorrow (the 24th) which will be my last post until after Christmas. I know this is a busy time but if anyone is interested in posting their own Christmas eve peace globe, you can go to Mimi Writes to read about it.

40 comments:

snippets said...

wonderful shots!
Christmas Gift to you, too! :)

maiylah said...

Christmas Gift!
what a wonderful tradition! :)

A Blessed and Merry Christmas to you and to your Family and Friends!
My WS post

janet said...

great shots! that tree is huge! you have a blessed Christmas!

mharia said...

i agree ... parking space is a rarity these days ... that's why I was glad we arrived at a mall the other day and found lots and lots of parking space available! traffic was terrible, though. :)

Christmas gift! ;P

Rebecca said...

Wonderful shots!

Love the skating on ice one...wish I could to it :D

Have a wonderful Christmas week ahead. :)

Liza said...

Lovely shots as usual. Loved your composition too. Have a blessed Christmas.

A Simple Life said...

Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. Happy holidays!

Anna said...

Wow this is great shot...
Mine Is Up Too:
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dom said...

these are very endearing snapshhots...Christmas is just a couple of days from now...Merry Christmas Carver!....and thanks for the visit!...

ws said...

great shots and thanks for sharing them I enjoyed it.

youve got nice weather in there too.

Have a blessed Christmas!

ws said...

great shots and thanks for sharing them I enjoyed it.

youve got nice weather in there too.

Have a blessed Christmas!

Voyager said...

I love the deep red of the mass of pointsettas.
Best Christmas wishes to you.
V.

GBex said...

i love the choir.....:) merry Christmas my friend!....

idealpinkrose said...

great shots! caroling...i miss xmas back home.

merry xmas!

thanks for visiting mine.

thess said...

I love love love Christmas! Thank you, Carver, for sharing your wonderful photos!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Regards from Holland
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julie said...

I love the choir in the mall,Carver, nothing beats hearing Christmas music sang live.

I wish you a joyous Christmas filled with love.

Julie

Sandy Carlson said...

These are wonderful, warm, and bright. Thanks for sharing this glimpse of your holiday preparations. God bless.

Gellianne said...

Hi! I love those bikes! I thought of buying a new one for my kid this Christmas!Happy Holidays!

jmb said...

Happy Christmas Carver. A lovely collection of shots.

Carver said...

Thanks so much to everyone for visiting.

napaboaniya said...

I wanna be there at the mall!!
Merry X'mas!!! :-)

Inland Empire Girl said...

Wonderful shots... Merry Christmas!

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

That large Christmas tree is beautifully captured.
Must be fun to watch the carolers as well.
Another great collection of photos this week.
Happy Holidays!

denz said...

wow! that is indeed a great pictures of yours keep it up!!!

here is mine:
Snapshot1...
Happy Weekend and Merry Christmas TC :)

Natalie said...

Great shots! Merry Christmas!

Come check out my Weekend Snapshot if you get a chance! :)

eastcoastlife said...

Christmas is a grand affair in the States but not so in Singapore. Although the malls do decorate themselves beautifully and it is a public holiday for us.

The festival's very commercialised here.

Merry Christmas, sweet Carver! You have been a great friend. May angels lie around you always!

Lynn said...

Happy Holidays, Carver! Have a blessed week ahead. :)

poor man's nicole richie said...

i love poinsettias!
it's great that you have a makeshift ice skating rink. here in our country you have to go to the mall to go ice skating.

Sharon said...

Great pictures! I enjoyed them all.
Merry Christmas!

lissa said...

What a great sets of photographs to highlight your weekend before Christmas.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

Merry merry merry Christmas :)

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Kat said...

Beautiful photos! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

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Carver said...

Thanks to everyone for visiting.

tanabata said...

Lovely shots! Nice to see what Christmas is like in your neck of the woods. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

AscenderRisesAbove said...

a lovely tree. fun to see your shopping day

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Heart of Rachel said...

Those are lovely photos!

Enjoy the Christmas season with your loved ones.

Carver said...

Thanks for visiting. I've enjoyed the WS.

Bekkah said...

Beautiful pictures! Although, I'm allergic to poinsettias so the first pic made my nose tickle a bit ;)

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting my weekend snapshot and commenting.

litlit said...

Wow wonderful pictures!