Share Six: December 2017: Wonderland

When I think of the theme Wonderland I think of winter and snow and the gorgeous scenery that you will find in the northern states.  Down in Florida, Wonderland takes on a different perspective.  This month Kathy of KG Ledbetter Photography chose the theme Wonderland.

I was stumped until I read about a local chocolate shop, Hoffmans Chocolates, that has a light display in the gardens.  In fact this year they have even created a mini ice rink.  So I asked Richard if we could go up to see the light display.  This was hopefully going to work out for the Wonderland theme.

My heart dropped when we got there and I saw just how many cars were there.  It did not look like there was much parking at all.  Right now I am walking but just barely.  Long distances do not work for me.  Fortunately I have a temporary disabled permit, and even better the policeman directing traffic spotted it and waved us into a parking close to the event.  I could have hugged that policeman on the spot.  It was not a big area to walk around but once done I was glad to get out, back home and on ice again.

I took a couple of lens with me but defaulted to my Lensbaby Sweet 35 for all the beautiful bokeh that it creates

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A snowman family

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The Christmas tree in the center of the square

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Mr Teddy

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A collection of lights

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Santa’s reindeer

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And good old Santa wishing you all a very Merry Christmas

As we head into this festive season, I want to wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.  If you are traveling, drive safely.  If you are staying at home remember not to get caught up in the craziness of the season.  Relax, enjoy, embrace the season, know peace, love, joy and laughter.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s Share Six.  This is a circle blog.  From the sneak peak images I have seen, you are going to want to follow the circle.  Please take time to visit my friend Tori of Roots and Twigs Photography and see what she has for you this month. Keep following the circle to see what the other photographers have shared this month.  Don’t forget to leave a little love on their page as well.

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Now it is your turn. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at Share Six and come and share your images on the theme Wonderland throughout the month of December.  A new theme will come out on January 6.

Remember you can follow us on Instagram at @sharesix  and tag your images #sharesix_wonderland

You can also find the Share Six webpage at http://www.sharesix.wordpress.com

We look forward to seeing your images on the theme Wonderland.

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30 Minutes in the Life: November 2017

There is nothing worse in my life than waking me up early in the morning. When I say early I man before 8 AM.  I am definitely a night owl. Actually I do that most work days so that makes sleeping in even better.  However, on occasion I am willing to drag myself out of bed and blindly shower and dress, and pick up my prepacked camera bag and head downstairs.  I would love to say I make coffee.  I miss coffee, but I am drinking mainly tea.  So tea made, I allow myself to be dragged off to the beach with the intention of watching the sunrise.  Somewhere along the way I surface to a less surely mood, where conversation begins to be possible.  Once we arrive, we sit and drink our tea or coffee and we wait for the sun to begin the new day.

Saturday was one of those days.  Richard suggested we go and watch the sunrise.  I agreed thinking, oh no I have to wake up early.  That said I was ready to get out with my camera again after 3 months of being house bound.  We were going to one place and before we were out of the community we changed our direction to head north to Lake Worth.  The reason, breakfast at Benny’s on the Beach.  The restaurant opens at 7am and that meant we could watch the sunrise and eat straight after.

So here is my start to Saturday morning.

Lake Worth Pier/Sunrise: November 25, 2017: 7485

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It was not the most spectacular sunrise.  The weather was overcast with a thick band of clouds across the horizon.  However, it was good to get up and get out after being housebound for three months.  Breakfast was good and the company was even better.  We definitely should do this more often, says me who likes to sleep in.

 

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” 
~ Douglas Pagels

 

Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 Minutes in Life.  Please take time to visit my friend and fellow blogger in Germany  Sonia of Sonia Epple Fotographie and see what she has for you this month.   Keep following the circle of photographers to see what the other photographers, from the US and around the world,  have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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