Monday, December 21, 2015

The Tropical Version of Christmas!

This is what Christmas looks like on my street.
The neighbors are ready for Christmas
and 80 degree weather!


"One can never have enough socks," said Dumbledore.
"Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't
get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books."
-J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Love the simplicity!

"I have always thought of Christmas time,
when it has come round, as a good time;
a kind, forgiving, charitable time;
the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year,
when men and women seem by one consent to open their
shut-up hearts freely,
and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow
passengers to the grave,
and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys."
~ Charles Dickens


"Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories 
and love of kindred, 
and we are better throughout the year for having,
in spirit,
become a child again at Christmas-time."
-Laura Ingalls Wilder


"I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!"
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Wishing YOU well and much joy this Christmas season.

A Happy Yule and Solstice to you,too!

I'm joining Sandi at

No Place Like Home


The Dedicated House


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those are some very charming outdoor decorations!

Valerie CottageMakingMommy said...

Wow those are some great decorations in your neighborhood.

Merry Christmas.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I too love the Christmas decorations in your neighborhood!! Thanks for the visit and your sweet comment on the eggnog pancakes I made. Have a Merry Christmas!!

Corrine at said...

Always a festive neighborhood, yours. Merry Christmas, I bet Santa is bringing books!! xox

Margie said...

Must be fun to see these festive decorations every day. Merry Christmas!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What wonderful decorations in your neighbourhood! I enjoyed your quotes too. Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas, Snap!


Adam said...

Nobody has really decorated around me where I can walk around a see. Though I do see a lot a very small drive away.

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I love your header! Such a cheering post too. Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a magical New Year. x

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

I really like your decorations, I especially like those polar bears, so cute! Nice quotes also! Wishing you a blessed and happy Christmas!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Wonderful words and d├ęcor. Thank you for sharing! Merry Christmas!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Love the way your neighborhood looks decorated for the holidays, how fun and cheerful! Its cold and deary outside for us for more than a week, I would welcome 80 degree weather right now! Happy Holidays! hugs, Poppy

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I love seeing homes all decorated for the holiday makes the outside as cheery as the inside. We use to do our whole house now we just decorate our front porch. Thanks for stoping by and wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I just came by to wish a Merry Christmas, Snap! Your neighborhood looks so festive, but these warm Texas temperatures are crazy! I won't complain, though.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

The decorations are all so wonderful. We lived in the desert in S. CA for 8 years - I never did get used to a green christmas or dinner on the patio - though it was enjoyable. We don't get snow here for christmas but about every 10 years - which is fine with me. I also loved all of the sentiments in your post - perfect for this time of the year

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi again, Snap! Somehow your comments are not emailed to me, but I do see them in my comment section on my posts. I'm sure that your Mr. Dragon and my late beloved Rich are hanging out together. My heart is with you, as always. ❤️

ana@carpe_diem said...

Hi,Snap, thanks for stopping by. We are having high temperatures,too. I am not sure I am liking it so far. It doesn't look like Christmas. Your street looks lovely! Have a very merry Christmas! Many greetings from Croatia!

My Kentucky Living said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Merry Christmas! Sheila@mykentuckyliving.

Karen said...

Hi Snap,
I also love seeing the variety of Christmas decorations. Everyone has different ideas for decorating and it is such fun to check each home out as you drive by. So many people have those blow up ones now. Have a Wonderful Christmas Dear Snap! Blessings, Karen