Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas by the Sea

A nighttime stroll by the harbor makes any evening exceptional...

Especially during the holiday season...




After a bite to eat and a tour through the charming neighborhoods...







It was time to return to my own little home, curl up under a warm blanket, and watch a Christmas movie.


I hope you have a very Christmas-sea weekend ;-)

~Jess

24 comments:

Marcia said...

Sounds like the perfect evening to me, Jess. Glad you enjoyed it.

Ginger Zuck said...

Perfect! Merry Christmas!

KP said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

♥ Miss Tea said...

lovely photos! i love the huge wreath on the gorgeous gate but your home is so lovely too, sounds like you had a lovely evening!

x susan

Miriam said...

Beautiful! Feeling a little jealous here :)

andrea said...

Sounds and LOOKS romantic! andrea@townandprairie

Desire Empire said...

HI Thanks for your lovely visit and the walk around your harbour. Will follow on the way out. Love it if you would so same.

Glad your daughte'rs trip to Oz was good

Shirley said...

Oh I love the Harbor pictures..Nothing like a lovely stroll on a wonderful evening. I find it hard to choose if I like early morning better or evening lamp light...love them both..enjoy your warm evening all curled up!
~Shirley

Cottage and Broome said...

So pretty, we love to go look at lights too. The light on the boats are fun. Hope you all have a great holiday season, Laura

TARYTERRE said...

Christmas at the Harbor. How lovely. It must be so delightful to see the lights reflecting off the water. I LOVE the thought of seeing boats and docks at this time of year. But I imagine there must have been a bit of a chill in the air. Curling up in a warm blanket and watching a movie sounds like the perfect ending to a glorious day.

Teresa said...

Strolling two steps behind, Dear Jess.

So much loveliness and contentement in your stroll.

I wonder why it fascinates to walk around in this time of the year that makes it more special than in any other time of the year?

I guess secretly - we're never older than 5 at Christmas -we're waiting to bump into Santa or The Maggi and that makes the return to the warmth of home more relaxing and lovely.

Blessed Greetings,
Teresa

Nezzy said...

Oh so not a Christmas~Sea weekend but is was truly an Ozark Mountain Christmas kinda weekend!!!

Your sea displays Christmas quite beautifully!

God bless ya and have yourself a marvelous day sweetie!!! :o)

Dawne Boynton Polis said...

Takes me back to my OC high school days, and my trips to Naples. Is that where this is? Loved those times. Loved SoCal. Even though I missed the snow of New York state, this was as Christmasy as it could be! Thanks for the memories!
dawne
p.s.
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Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Belas fotografias...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Sarah said...

These pictures are beautiful! It looks like a wonderful place to be.

P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog! :)

Susan said...

Very pretty photos. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for your visit and comment to my blog ! Loved having you stop by. Susan

romance-of-roses said...

Back in the 50's their was a song called Harbor Lights and this post reminded me of it. Great post, Merry, Merry Christmas to everyone at Red Rose Alley. Hugs...Lu

Kristin said...

Hi Jess, nighttime strolls at Christmastime are always beautiful. Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Kristin

a day with doris said...

So pretty. I'd love to be by the water!
merry christmas.xx

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

SO LOVELY A WALK AT NIGHT AT DECEMBER IS AGICAL ALL THE LIGHTS AND DECORATIONS BY THE WATER I LOVE GOING TO SAN FRANCISCO A SHORT RIDE FROM MY HOME TO SEE ALL THE DECORATIONS AT NIGTH ALSO.THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL TIMES..XOXO...SANDRA..

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Love all the wonderful holiday lights! I just love the holidays and the beautiful decor. I was just exclaiming to my husband the other night...."Wouldn't it be great if we had Christmas lights all year long!" Makes me think of one of my favorite holiday movies....Prancer...and how the little girl in the movie played Christmas music all year long. We should keep our holiday spirit all year! Love ya and hope you, Jess, and Nel have a great Christmas! xoxo Kim

Myric said...

Hi Sheri!
What beautiful pictures! That reminds me of the harbor in Nice where I lived!
The picture of that gate with lights is so gorgeous!
Wishing an enjoyable Christmas to you and your family :)

xoxo
Myric

Country Life said...

Just ran across your blog, love your pictures :)
Kim

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jess, What beautiful pics of the harbor and beautifully decorated homes. The best part is curly up with a good movie and enjoying the season.
Hi Sheri, thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. You always say such uplifting comments and I am so blessed by your visits. This Christmas finds me thankful for your gift of friendship too my friend.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the new year.
XOXO Celestina Marie