Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Joy


What a beautiful December day--sunny and warm and colored with the Christmas spirit! My hometown, Pleasantville, New York, is looking very festive. I went for a little stroll today to enjoy the nice weather and take some photographs of Christmas colors. What is it about green and red that makes everything look so joyful? Our street lamps are decorated with fresh wreaths and red bows. Ribbons are undulating in the breeze. 


There is something magic about poinsettas and Christmas trees together.
The brightness, the shine, the glitter and gold. Pure joy. 


Wreaths are wonderful and easy to decorate.
All you need is a fresh wreath, cones, ornaments, a bow, and imagination.


This window display is reminiscent of childhood, isn't it?
The innocence and playfulness.


The sky was just gorgeous today, decorated by nature's colors.
Enjoy my small town charm!

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46 comments:

  1. I agree..there is magic in the air. We have a section of the city where the building are historic and it gets decorated for the holidays and is lovely.. I do love nature's work best of all. Thank you for linking in this week...Michelle

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    1. Thank you, Michelle. Yes, small towns look pretty with the holiday decorations. The red berries were very Christmasy :)

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    1. Grazie, Simo. Natale e' sempre bello a festeggiare :)

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  3. Beautiful photos! Puts me in the mood!

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  4. Very festive, Loredana, and what a pretty town you live in! I love those tall pines and rolling hills. It looks like everyone is in the spirit! xx

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    1. Thank you, Karen. Yes, the tall pines and rolling hills are all around and so pretty :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting from Australia, Jim :)

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  6. OH that last photo is by far my favorite... lovely series Loredana!

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I took that photo by a little pond nearby :)

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  7. Small towns are always charming! Love those pictures.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the charm. Thank you, Kusum :)

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  8. Beautiful pictures and your words are as lively and colorful...luvd it :)

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  9. Lovely images! that last shot is my kind of decorations :)

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    1. Thank you, Kerry. Yes, nature knows how to decorate best :)

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  10. Beautiful holiday images ~ well done ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~ aka 'artmusedog' ^_^

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    1. Thank you for stopping by with your cute dog, Carol :)

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  11. Calling by as another Skywatch Friday participant, red berries, blue skies, perfect.

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    1. Thank you, Lindy. I love the red berries and blue sky, too :)

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  12. Festive fun there, I love the last shot of the berries best though, they're beautiful :)

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  13. Lovely shots..why didn't I think of that, the centre of our little town is beautifully decorated now.

    Lovely shots, the wreath is gorgeous

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  14. Belle fotografie.
    Un felice week end a te...ciao

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    1. Grazie, Giancarlo. Buon fine settimana anche a te' :)

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  15. I love all the festive colors and wreaths!

    Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,
    Lori

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  16. Such charming decorations...my favorite are those displayed by nature.

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  17. Beautiful! I love the wreaths on the street lamps. So charming and festive. Thanks for sharing with us!

    PS - Thank you for the sweet comment about Buttercup. I really appreciate it!

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  18. It looks like your town is all ready for Christmas, and beautifully so, Loredana!
    Wishing you a bright beginning to your week.
    xo.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. Yes, Pleasantville is pleasantly decorated :)

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  19. Loredana! hi! hoping you are fine. just wanted to let you know i have a new poem in my collection. thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Renae. I enjoyed your Christmas poem :)

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