Dateline: Venice, Florida
And we're all gearing up...
Gift wrapped doggie bones at the Farmers' market...
Rudolph on your mailbox
A Christmas boat parade on a balmy night, under a big white moon, the crowds picnicking by the intracoastal waterway
Waiting an age for the big drawbridges to rise and the boats to come sailing by at last
And the boat crews calling back
They seem to miss the snow up north
No, please, no!
Around our neighbourhood, gardens done up with glittering palm trees
And my favourites, piglet Santas
Not as many Nativity scenes as in rural western New York but this was a nice one
And of course, this being Florida and yappy dog heaven, (the dog beach is just down the road) the sleigh is pulled by dachshunds
Meanwhile hubby and I have been back in nursery school, gleefully making a stable out of a cardboard box and palm fronds and sheep from packaging, cotton wool and glue
and trying to get our new Florida Christmas lights to stretch around the fat podocarpus by the front door.
Celebrating in a new place is an adventure. Happy/Merry Christmas to all our friends on either side of the pond!