December 29, 2018



Wow! the city indeed put up light shows. But, my favorite is still the light shown of nature. As usual amazing pictures, especially that of the light display of nature.

Out on the Prairie

I hate to see the lights leave

Jennifer Jilks

You have such glorious travels!


Wonderful post! Happy New year! Hope it's great!

Tanya Breese

Such beautiful lights!

Lavender Dreamer

How pretty! We haven't been over to Mt. Dora in a long time, it's always a neat little town to visit! And the decorations are beautiful for the holidays! Happy New year! Aren't we having fabulous weather this week!!!


Love your captures of the sparkly lights especially reflected on the water. Except for the white stuff currently on the ground, the year has started off wonderfully.


Love these festive lights Sallie! Would have chosen the bow, like you did,for a thumbnail image:):).
Happy that the painting inspired your comment for the New's wish to me with the specific attention to detail often seen in teachers (I never realized you were one until last year, in one of your posts!).
Just on New Year's Day I showed one who's saving up for college (and who's grand mother is an artist) my pastel about your Daffodil Bouguet, and his mouth dropped open. A while ago he told me that he got bored with painting, so I showed him there are still uncharted territories for him (smile).


Great rewiev of photos and mosaics. All the very best for 2019

much love...

Amy Franks

Very impressive! We didn't have anything like that here to look at.

Linda in Virginia

Lovely lights and beautiful sunsets! Happy new year!


Happy New Yr so many pretty lights to enjoy in your post! Hope you have a great Fl Winter.

rupam { xhobdo }

Awesome pics, Happy New Year 2019.


Happy New Year!

Lady Fi

Hope this year is filled with good things and sparkles!

handmade by amalia

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2019. And, yes, a little sparkle never hurts.

Stewart M

It's a colourful time of year - but we have to wait until a little later in the day then you for the lights to look this good!

Christmas in summer still feels odd!

Hope you had a good New Years Eve / Day!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Alan Bates

Happy New Year to you as well.
I also have a hard time with a hard stop at Christmas. The time between Christmas and New Years is my favorite time.
Hear is to a great New Year for you and family.


You took beautiful light photos Sallie. The sky shots are gorgeous too. A Very Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your dear family.


Lovely. Happy New Year!


Don't you wish the lights were up all year round? You've got a lot of beautiful things to keep you entertained down there. I trust the canal is back to normal and your cottage is looking good for the season? Hope you and your Florida pals whoop the whoop out of all the whoop you got to whoop. Happy New Year to you! Say, "Hi," to my crane buddies if you see them.

Jim, Sydney, Australia

Great shots.


Beautiful lights. Happy New Year!

bill burke

Beautiful lights and photos. Happy New Year to you and your family.


Happy New Year!


WoW sallie, those light displays are spectacular!! i adore christmas lights, we have driven around several times to look at what the locals have done with their homes!!! wishing you health and happiness in 2019!!

Michele Morin

Yes, the looking back at 2018 and the looking ahead to 2019 is definitely enhanced by a beautiful setting like this!


...a wonderful, sparkly way to end the year, wish you a happy 2019.

Eileen Wise

Hello, beautiful Christmas light displays! I wish you and your family all the best in 2019. Happy New Year!


Very beautiful photos and so festive !!
Happy New Year ! I will be in 2019 earlier then you !!

betty - NZ

*clink* Here's to another year of fabulous images and sharing our worlds. I certainly have enjoyed your photos through the year, Sallie.:)

colleen looseleaf

I'm sad to see the lights and Christmas trees come down but the sunsets help and are like nature's fireworks.


And a very happy New Year to you, Sallie. Mt. Dora is one of my favorite places. I'm so glad that you had a chance to visit and you did it at the perfect time of year. Beautiful photos and you've reminded me that it's time to head back down that way. But I'll be posting a few photos of Mt. Dora in the coming days!

ellen b.

Sparkly beautiful post! A very Happy New Year to you and yours, Sallie!

A ShutterBug Explores

Gorgeous holiday decorations and lovely light shots!

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Years ^_^

Penelope Puddlisms

This Christmas seemed to come in a blink of an eye. The years are merging one after another, as the tree goes up and is taken down quicker than ever. Spending the season in Florida would be new and pretty awesome for me … that incredible weather and those stunning sunsets. Maybe someday. Meanwhile, let’s clink glasses and toast one another for a joyous and healthy New Year!


All I can say is WOW! Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year!

William Kendall

Dazzling! Happy New Year!


What beautiful decorations! I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!


It looks like champagne is everywhere ! Happy New Year to you and your family !Enjoy the last sparkles before appreciating again the nature's beautiful lights.

Lisa | Handmade in Israel

That is quite some sparkle! I do miss the Christmas lights. Thank you for sharing these pics.


beautiful lights and sky! Happy New Year


Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to you both too!


Lovely sparkles - especially the reflected lights in the water. The sunset colors on the lake are really beautiful. Hope you enjoy your new year celebrations. Thanks for sharing.

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