Oh Photo Friday! Thank goodness for you! This feels like the longest week ever, but if it’s time for Photo Friday, that means that this interminable week is almost over. I don’t know what it is, but this week has seemed to go on forever. Maybe it was the full moon or possibly it was the fact that my university supervisor scheduled an observation ON the day of the full moon, which just so happens to be the week before break. Possibly it’s Sweet Husband with a nasty case of the stomach flu (day three people, day three). Or it could be that I’m trying to get sick too.
Whatever it is, this week feels like it has taken absolutely forever to come to an end. Strangely, today I had a conversation with one of my assistant principals, and he told me that I looked incredibly at ease and happy, that he’s noticed a huge change in me over the last month or so. I suppose that is true, for a variety of reasons, which means that I’m going to go ahead and chalk this week up to 2016’s last cruel gasp.
Here’s a truth – at least in my world: it’s hard to be grumpy, grouchy, or otherwise unpleasant when you’re looking at Christmas lights. It’s like flipping a magic switch and all of the sudden, the glow from the lights invades your soul and you smile. If you aren’t careful, you might find yourself actually standing, open-mouthed with wonder.
That is if you aren’t freezing to near death. While the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a temperate climate, we do occasionally get a little chilly. It’s worse when you are on or near the water, like this morning when I went out in just a long-sleeved t-shirt, jeans, and flippy flops. We were a little cold during Christmas on the Bayou, and my people weren’t able to stay warm near the heaters at the open air bar. They were patient while I took photos, but we left fairly early…for another bar. (last weekend was one for the books)
I think I’m going to just leave you with photos of Christmas lights, starting with my favorite from the entire parade.
And then there were fireworks. I totally wasn’t expecting them. Just like the previous week with the boats in Biloxi, though, I was thrilled by them. I think I did an OK job of capturing them, and I’m excited that in just a few short weeks I’ll be able to practice capturing them again. (Do y’all shoot fireworks for New Years Eve? It’s a bit of highlight in our lives)
After the fireworks, which I wasn’t ever actually sure were done, the boats started making their way down the Bayou and away from us. A few more capture and we were off to enjoy ourselves somewhere else.
I hope y’all have had a good week. Are you ready for holidays with all of your Christmas gifts ordered/wrapped/beneath the tree? I’m not quite there, but I have a few days to get finished. My Sner arrives Saturday night and then we head off on a road trip to visit family before making it back home at the end of the week for the holiday with SH’s family. I’m looking forward to it and sharing photos of it with y’all. In the meantime, thanks for stopping by!
Photo Friday Link-Up
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I’m so excited to see what y’all have for us this week! You’ve done an outstanding job of supporting each other, and I’m thankful for each of you.
Last week, our most viewed link came from Tasha at Through Tasha’s Camera. Tasha shared some gorgeous blue skies and mountains.
Our final link from last week was from Lana at Kid Can Doodle who shared a how-to draw bugs post. As always, if you missed some of the links after you added yours, go check them out! There is some awesome stuff in the later links.
Please make sure that you visit at least two other people and give them a little love. Your support of each other is part of what makes this such a great community! I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week!