We visited Leavenworth early this year and the small town still decorated with beautiful Christmas lights. We shopped around at a famous store named ‘Kris Kingle’ which is an year round Christmas store. The decoration inside was beautiful and we captured few shots.
Sharing this here for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week.
Decorated Christmas trees at Leavenworth taken in a ‘Blur’ way to capture the colorful lights.
Sharing here for Weekly Photo Challenge.
Another motion blur can be found here.
This picture of Disney characters was shot recently at Epcot theme park in Walt Disney World at Orlando, Florida.
It is shared for One Word Photo Challenge by Jennifer. Merry Christmas!
Garden d’Lights is an annual light show held at Bellevue Botanical Garden each year from Thanks Giving to New Year. It features over ½ million tiny lights which transform the garden into a blossoming winter wonderland, capturing the “d’Light” in everyone.
This is a beautiful place to witness the Christmas lights in Bellevue. These pictures are from our visit last December on a cold winter evening.
View from the entrance
Close up view with the duck
Beautifully decorated flower beds
All bushes are covered with tiny lights
Sparkling flowers and butterfly
Flowers twinkling with lights
Each corner of the garden is lit up
Close up of a colorful parrot
Christmas tree at the garden
As Christmas is close by I thought of sharing a post indicating the spirit of this festival. Snowflake Lane is one of the most beloved holiday event in the Seattle area. It takes place in Downtown Bellevue where each night, from the day after Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve, the bustling streets are magically transformed into an extravagant winter wonderland; featuring falling snow, twinkling lights, enchanting winter characters and lively musical dance performers.
These pictures are from last season’s parade. We went in early to grab a good spot as the street gets very crowded with families specially of children. The traffic is rerouted during the parade time and people are cordoned at many areas of the street. We managed to find a place in the front row of the sidewalk.
Street view with the dazzling lights and projections
Illuminating street with colorful Christmas lights
Crowd gathered to watch the initiation ceremony of the Snowflake Lane
Parade begins with the traditional holiday music
Toy soldier drummers leading the way
Candy cane girls
Snowflake princess and prince
Polar bear of the North Pole
Sugar plum fairy
Here comes Santa Claus spreading the joy of Christmas
Beautiful snowfall created at the street
This was a fun parade to watch and I returned signing Christmas carols on my way.
Here is a cart decorated with Christmas lights at Furnace Creek Inn in Death Valley National Park, California. It was shot last winter and indicates the Twinkle of the colorful lights.
This is my contribution for Weekly Photo Challenge: Share with us your photos of twinkling light.