Saturday, December 13, 2014

Photo Challenge…Santa comes to Florida

Not everyone gets to see Santa come up the Rainbow River in a boat

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and I don’t want you to miss anything.

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I’m taking part in Donna’s photo challenge.

I hope you’ll join us, too!

(‘fake snow’ added for effects!)

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*Merry Christmas*

from Florida

38 comments:

Diane said...

How cool! When I was a tot, Santa arrived by helicopter once! WOW!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- The joys of a Florida Christmas! xo Diana

Shug said...

Oh how adorable!! I love lights and the reflection of the lights on the water is just perfect...Enjoy your Saturday..

Inger said...

I love all that Christmasy red color on the boat. In Los Angeles, they have these parades in the marinas. It's always so much fun.

Arlene Grimm said...

How fun!! Here in Decatur we have a parade of lights on the Tennessee River. All the boat owners deck out their boats and parade down the river. I enjoy seeing how other cities celebrate the season.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What fun that is!!
hugs,
Linda

ann said...

Isn't that fabulous. So pretty.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Awesome Diane - Santa coming up the river on a boat ablaze in colourful Christmas lights.
The fake snow comes in handy doesn't it?
Merry Christmas.
Judith

Mary said...

We don't even have fake snow, haha! Perhaps we'll get some real stuff at Christmas - I'm ready for at least a dusting in Eastern NC.

Meanwhile, Diane, enjoy the holidays Florida-style. Sending best wishes, and many blessings, and may the coming year be a great one.

Hugs - Mary

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I like the Riverboat Santa! :)

Susie said...

Diane, Santa's boat looks wonderful. I bet it is pretty reflecting on the water. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Patty Antle said...

Oh, I love seeing Santa in the boat! I am excited that I will be spending a week in Florida (Venice) for a week in January! Woohoo - will get outa this Indiana cold for a spell!

Lorrie said...

What fun! I'm glad Santa brought Mrs. Claus along for the ride, too. She looks like she's having a great time.

Vee said...

So glad I didn't miss it. Looks as if it might've been a pleasant ride for Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Jeanne said...

Looks like fun and Santa must be very warm there.

Chris said...

Go Santa!!!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Great photos, Diane. I used to love watching Santa come in on a boat I Wrightsville Beach, NC. xo Laura

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

How magical! We just get a very loud lorry with people practically banging our doors down for spare change! I love the reflections in the water from all the colourful lights. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Take care my lovely xx

Linda Kay said...

Loved the picture of Santa. How cool is that?

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

No fair -- so jealous that you can enjoy Santa in warm temps! I think I'll stick to watching him on TV wrapped in a nice, cozy blanket where it's warm!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, love your photos and the effect your gave with the snow. Love the lights on the boat coming up Rainbow River with Mr and Mrs. Santa Claus. What a fun time for all to see this and enjoy. You nailed the challenge my friend.
Christmas Hugs!

Lynn said...

I love it! Our Santa came around on a fire truck today:@)

Debby Ray said...

Now that's something I've never seen before....love it!

20 North Ora said...

Ahhhh! Santa in Florida - how more perfect could it be?

Judy

Sam I Am...... said...

What a beautiful sight! Great looking Santa too. Merry Christmas!

Denise Covey said...

With a name like Lavender Dreamer I had to visit you when i saw your comment at Inger's. Lovely photos. I must look into the photos challenge as I love photography.

I wish you every good wish for Christmas and the New Year!

Denise :)

cynthia lee designs said...

How fun! Santa and Mrs Claus came thru our neighborhood last night on a fire truck all decorated for Christmas.
hugs,
Cindy

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, this is so cool. When we lived in Galveston, Santa would alit in the middle of the street in a helicopter! It was warm enough to stand outside and watch him land. :)
Hadn't seen Santa yet this year though. Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Kim said...

It's so cold here, a Florida Christmas sounds just glorious right now! Thanks so much for sharing these warm holiday pictures! :)

Cloudia said...

Sweet! He comes to Waikiki in an outrigger canoe:


http://youtu.be/1ejM7m5m44Y




ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Cheryl @ TFD said...

How fun to see Santa arrive in a boat! Love the reflections in the water.

Donna said...

Diane I couldn't wait to see what FL Christmas scenes you would be showing us....love Santa on the river....have a very Merry Christmas!

EG CameraGirl said...

A Florida Christmas, so different from a Canadian one!!

Cheryl said...

Fun Christmas scenes from Florida!! :D

Ariadne said...

What a sight !Santa coming on a boat!AriadnefromGreece!

Sara D.B. said...

So colourful and joyful! Thank you, Diane!
Northern but warm hugs! :)

Linda H said...

I'm sure Santa enjoys soaking up some FL warmth and sunshine, after all that cold arctic air. :)

Cristal @ Dapple Design said...

What fun! It's good to see that Santa can adapt his mode of transportation when need be.