Saturday, December 31, 2011

I Wish You a Happy and Peaceful New Year

I took these peaceful sunset photos on Siesta Key, Florida. 

I pray that you'll feel peace when the sun sets on all of your days in 2012. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas Decorations at Siesta Dunes

It was so fun seeing all the Christmas lights and decorations the first evening we spent at Siesta Dunes.  The driveway from Midnight Pass Road to our condo is lined with a delightful display of all things Christmas.

Of course, you have to be there to see it at its maximum splendor but I just had to share with you what I've been enjoying in the best way I know how.

I took some closeups of several of the lit displays.  Aren't these cute as can be?

How about a ride on a Christmas ferris wheel?  I feel like I can jump aboard and join in the fun when I let my imagination go.

...and then there's the Christmas train tooting along with a HO,HO,HO and three happy characters bearing gifts on board.  They have one for you!

I can't decide which photos to share so I'm sharing them all!  I hope you don't mind.

He looks like he's leading a Christmas choir doesn't he?  Wouldn't you love to sing carols with him directing the program?  I'm going to do exactly that later this evening.  Join in if you'd like.

I'll sneak in between these two earnest looking singers and use their sheet music.  I don't think they'll object.  All are truly full of the Christmas spirit.  It's highly contagious; I broke out with a full blown case the moment we arrived on Friday.   

The reindeer love frolicking through the Floridian foliage.  The excellent traction is a nice break for them compared to the snowy areas up north. 

Seals "selebrate" in their favorite way, using their noses to entertain.

Even the entrance gate is elaborately lit.

Driving or walking down the driveway is magical.  I feel as if I'm at the North Pole.

This circle near the office is decorated all the way around.  Have you noticed how lovely the palm trees look with their trunks encircled with colored lights?  (The archway leads to the community room and office).

Here's a closeup of the photo above.  Who doesn't like a stack of presents!!

The office is on the right and the community room is on the left, or vice versa.  I'm so excited I'm getting confused! pretty.

I adore this closeup of the real Christmas tree in the community room.  It smells so good!