Another Balboa Island Christmas Picture

Laguna Woods, California
December 21, 2015 10:23pm CST
This Balboa Island Christmas is one of my favorite .. Santa Claus arriving on a paddleboard. I love the imagination of the people who decorate their homes (or have them decorated by professionals.) I want to point out that all along our walk the roses were in bloom, because it was nearly 70 degrees out. It was beautiful!
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@JudyEv (141119)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Dec 15
That is a great photo. There will be Santa's running around our beaches in their bare feet too.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
Oh, yes! I heard that Australia had a heat wave last week. I would imagine a few Santa's will be out paddleboarding there, too!
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@JudyEv (141119)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane It was 40C here yesterday but there is a hot wind keeping the temperature a bit lower today.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Dec 15
@JudyEv - I'm glad your hot weather has eased up a bit. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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@sharon6345 (147204)
• United States
22 Dec 15
I love this time of year. It is just beautiful to see the lights around town.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
I feel the same way. It is fun to see all the lights.
@sharon6345 (147204)
• United States
23 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane There are not enough on my side of town though. Good for you that you get to see all of those.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Dec 15
@sharon6345 - I don't know why I love Christmas lights so much, but I really do!
@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
22 Dec 15
That is a great picture. I can't imagine not getting into the spirit with that around.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Dec 15
hi I live in Garden Grove and it was only 53 here we used t go to the balboa boat parade every Christmas time.love the picture we used to go down there at Christmas time
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
I love walking there and it really does put me in the Christmas spirit!
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
@Hatley - Yes, my next plan is to post pictures of the Newport Beach boat parade.
@ridingbet (61674)
• Philippines
22 Dec 15
a nice and beautiful Santa on a paddle board. Well, I see some Santas here on a parachute, climbing up the chimney, but I think this "climbing up a chimney" is giving the robbers the idea on how to illegally enter a house.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
It seems as if once a year I hear about some burglar who gets stuck in a chimney. Most chimneys are waaaay too narrow for a real human being.
@simone10 (21646)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Dec 15
I love the picture! Whoever put it together was very creative.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
Yes, the people on this island do an amazing job!
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@RasmaSandra (21086)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane I just love that picture! It is interesting to see how people celebrate Christmas where there is no snow. However even though I live in northern Europe we too now have unusually warm temps.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
I have heard that many people are experiencing an unusually warm winter ... not just those of us who live in Southern California!
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@PainsOnSlate (20822)
• Canada
25 Dec 15
It looks so pretty and I on;ly wish it was 70 here. Merry Christmas.
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• Laguna Woods, California
28 Dec 15
I heard it has been in the 50s in some parts of Canada ... which sounds pretty good to me!
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• Canada
28 Dec 15
@DeborahDiane I agree its been warm here but I want to see beach weather so we head south soon.
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• Laguna Woods, California
29 Dec 15
@PainsOnSlate - I confess that I love being able to go to the beach here in Southern California all during the winter. I can understand why you want to head south soon.
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@bunnybon7 (37902)
• Holiday, Florida
24 Dec 15
I really find it hard to enjoy Christmas where there is no snow. but then it is what it is. lovely photo. even here tho, I have to admit Christmas was pretty great when daughter was here
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Dec 15
Yes, it took me a while to get used to warm Christmas's. Now, I love it!
@Tampa_girl7 (27430)
• United States
23 Dec 15
I love looking at Christmas decorations too.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Dec 15
Yes, I love looking at Christmas decorations. They always lift my spirits.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
I like that, never saw Santa arriving in this fashion before.
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• Laguna Woods, California
24 Dec 15
Yes, Santa on a paddleboard! I guess Santa has to use lots of different types of transportation!
@marlina (80503)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
Roses in bloom, how wonderful!
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
Yes, roses bloom here in Southern California the year around, if you keep them fertilized! It is wonderful.
@jstory07 (72271)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Dec 15
The picture is really beautiful.
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• Laguna Woods, California
23 Dec 15
I'm glad you enjoyed it. The island is one of my favorite places to walk.