Sunday, December 22, 2013

Summer Santa

I stumbled across the man in red on yesterday's sunset walk! Santa is traditionally dressed for winter so he tends to swelter in our midsummer Christmas heat. He and his helpers must have had a special appointment to attend.

There were only two kangaroos in the churchyard today, seeking relief in the shade even in the early morning.

Miss E has been Christmas baking again. I resisted these little mince pies but did try a little of her fresh shortbread. She has baked enough Christmas treats for an army, but then sometimes our family demolishes food like and army too!

We're heading for an even warmer day of 36C (96F) tomorrow - the pool will be well used again.


Giga said...

Mikołaj musi trochę pocierpieć w upale, aby dać radość z prezentów. Uwielbiam kangur. Ciasteczka pysznie wyglądają i pewno takie są. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
Santa has some suffer in the heat, to give the joy of gifts. I love the kangaroo. The cookies look delectable and certainly are. I greet warmly.

Wall Flower Studio said...

Karen, I'm betting Santa prefers your weather to mine! What a great photo.
The Kangaroos are wonderful, and those tarts look delicious.
Merry Christmas!

Barb Brookbank said...

What fun to see Santa on a boat! Love the kangaroo and those tart look divine! I wish you a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2014!

Jeanne said...

Love Your summer santa, but deffintiely have to feel very sorry for him wearing his suit in what sounds like really hot weather! Can definitely feel his pain living in Texas. So lucky you are that Miss E does so much baking, and she does a lovely job too. Those tarts look amazing. Have a lovely time in the pool.

Astrid Ka said...

For me it's stunning: Santa Claus & christmas bakery at 36C temperature...

Sylvia K said...

Such fun, delightful holiday captures for the day, Karen!! Miss E's baking looks delicious as always! It would seem so strange to be celebrating Christmas in the "summer", but the joy of the season is the same!! Wishing you and your beautiful family a very blessed and Merry Christmas!!


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Janneke said...

So strange to me the Santa on a hot summerday and it must be lovely to be able to swim outside round Christmas time. Love to see the Kangeroo! Miss E's mince pies look delicious and are lovely decorated with stars. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Patchwork and Play said...

Maybe Santa will be back to have a swim in your pool? Those mince tarts look yummy!

geanina said...

Beautiful images!
Merry Christmas! :)

Joy said...

I love your pictures:) here is freezinng cold:)
Merry Christmas :)

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Merry Christmas from the Netherlands Karen! ;-)

tinajo said...

Great pics - and that kangaroo is wonderful! :-)

Cary said...

Fun pictures of Santa! :) Merry Christmas!

Sarah Jane said...

Mmm those fruit mince pies look so yummy! Hope you have a lovely Christmas & it doesn't get too hot! It's starting to warm up here again today too :-)
Sarah x

Erica Sta said...

Wish you a Merry Christmas. Say it with an Irish Word





möge Friede dein

erster Gast sein, und das

Licht der Weihnachts – Kerzen

weise dem Glück den Weg zu deinem



` ♥ ´ liche Grüße von Heidrun

Kirsten said...

Love your photos Karen. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

Filip Demuinck said...

What a nice kanguru.Merry Christmas.


Reena Walkling said...

How fun. Have a merry Christmas, Karen!

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