Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Few decorations around the neighborhood!

We decorate a little differently here in Florida!

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The weather is mild and it seems like everyone goes all out!

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And some decorations seem so REAL!!!

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WAIT.....

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HE IS REAL! heehee!!!

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I saw this Great Egret next door, ran out with my camera

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and watched him walk from house to house

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posing along the way...

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until he FLEW!

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Here is a glimpse of our Lavender Cottage!

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My hubby will do more outside but this is a start.

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Have you ever seen anything this unusual in outdoor holiday decorations?

This is a repost (if it looks familiar to my regular readers)

so that I can join Sally for Coastal Christmas!!!

sally lee by the sea

♥♥♥ Merry Christmas ♥♥♥

36 comments:

Vee said...

I don't recall seeing this one so I'm glad that you reposted it. What a handsome fellow and he did have me tricked!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I was tricked too!!!

helen tilston said...

Your house is beautiful and I love what you have done.

The egret is perfect. You were like the paparazzi hounding him!!!! What a perfect shot as he alights. Could it be someone is feeding him the odd shrimp or two?

I just love them and all coastal birds

Helen xx

Kaybe said...

Somebody's been feeding that bird. He's definitely looking for a hand-out.

Ginger Zuck said...

Too cute. I love this post and I love your Lavender Condo! Lovely.

Shirley said...

FABULOUS post!! I love that. And your little gingerbread visitors to your lanai are so sweet alongside Anne. It's been too long since I've visited..my goodness I apologize. But thank you! And I'm so glad my printable has been printed by you..hope you enjoy them! : )

Q said...

I also was fooled....
Egrets in florida seem perfect any time of the year.
Annie and her Gingerbread men are darling...
She is lovely.
Happy December,
Sherry

Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, your pictures are so festive. I love the large white birds and the blue herons....they are so beautiful and graceful.

Hope you are having a wonderful and blessed week.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

LOL..that is so cute. I really thought it was a lawn ornament. Looking good there.

Susan S. said...

What a great blog! I LOVE the color purple...and lavendar is my new favorite scent. I just took a trip to Provence, France and lavendar is everywhere.

Love the "live" bird in your decorations! Merry CHRISTmas!

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Yes, it all seems familiar! Loving this cooler weather even tho it won't last, I had a fire last night. Your home looks beautiful.

Claudia said...

Egrets are so beautiful. How neat to see one strolling through your neighborhood!

xo
Claudia

Donna said...

Haha, that egret was stopping by to admire all the decorations!

Flora said...

That is so CUTE!!! What a great capture!

laurie said...

I am so late commenting on blogs today, but I'm here now and wow, in the first photo I thought that was a Sand Hill Crane , then yes it was real but its Egret, amazing, do they often come in to people s yards what was he looking for, he looked beutiful with ther decorations, amazing.I see the spiral trees here as well, I think they're so pretty at night.
It looks beautiful where youare, so lush and green.Lavender Cottage is beautiful!

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, wish I could have snapped one with you!
Brenda

silvia said...

Great photos! I love that the egret was checking out the holiday decorations :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

That is so cool to be able to look and see an Egret!! Your home is looking so pretty and festive!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How perfectly beautiful he was! So interested in the holiday decorations it seemed! Great photographs! YOU are quick with a camera! What a lovely neighborhood you live in. I wish ours was that nice..I really do!
High winds have destroyed our patio and yard. Even my swing was "torn asunder".. :(
We worked at getting some of our outside decor up..but it was almost too windy to do anything..and our front porch looked like a bomb had hit it!
Can't wait to see you all decorated!! I SHALL RETURN! lol
Mona

It's me said...

Hahahaha!! so nice.....beautiful darling....love love .........♥.. ♥... ♥....

Terrie said...

Beautiful and festive decoration. I thought the heorn is a still status, it's REAL. Lovely.

Della said...

I totally thought the Egret was part of the decorations! It is so normal to see egrets, and flamingo's as part of someone's yard art here in Florida. Yup! I was fooled!

Ali said...

I think the bird was a secret Santa, inspecting the decorations and writing down who's been naughty and who's been nice. ;)

Kim K. said...

What fun. I'm sure he's one of Santa's helpers in disguise. Your decorated lamp post is darling.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OH MY GOSH! In the first pic I thought, 'how clever to put one of those birds in the white Christmas decor' . . . that is hilarious! Oh how I'd love to be celebrating Christmas in warm weather! I have yet to decorate outside and now I think I missed the mild days . . . will be doing it again in the freezing cold!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I remember those birds-I couldn't tell which ones where real and which ones were fake lol Cheers

Tina said...

Loved your visitor, he had me fooled at first. I guess he was checking out the neighborhood! :0)

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Too funny! Ahhh, the pics of your neighborhood remind me of when I lived in Florida, many and many a year ago in a kingdom by the sea (i.e. Sarasota).

Hugs,
Pam

Love of the Sea said...

So pretty. Love the egret too. I look forward to more of your posts on some the your wonderful christmas decorations. I remember them from last year!!

Trace4J said...

To cute..I too thought he was a decoration.Too funny.
Thanks for sharing Friend
Hugs Trace


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

It's definitely a little different decorating for the holidays here in Florida! I love watching the egrets. They are so graceful and snowy white! Even if there isn't any snow :)

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

This post was so funny! At first, I couldn't tell that it was an egret. You are really quick with the camera. These photos are priceless!

Kasia said...

How cute!!! The bird rocks and your decor.. hihihi sweet!

Hugs,

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love the post after this one and the cute outdoor decor. Lavender cottage is adorable! I really like Mr. Egret, too.

Also: What the heck? How did I miss your button????? I grabbed it, and it is on my sidebar.

xoxoxox,
RJ

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

How exciting to have had an egret next door to photograph, and how funny that, for a while, he was a part of the decorations.

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