my life in the land down under

Christmas in July


Last weekend the weather changed, and Christmas came at our local Historic Village.

Christmas Wreath

Christmas Tree Baubles

Complete with snow…

… a brass band…

… mulled wine (or should that be ‘cider’)…

… twinkling lights…

… and a choir singing Christmas carols. There were lots of children present, but I was asked by more than one parent/grandparent not to publish photos of their children online, so I haven’t.

Somehow I missed seeing Santa Claus, but was able to photograph the reindeer. πŸ™‚

I also used the movie function on my Nikon D7000 for the first time. I want to learn how to incorporate a short movie into an audiovisual presentation with still photos; this (aka ‘Fusion’) being the current challenge in our camera club AV group.

Christmas Lights

Night Lights

Merry Mid-Winter Christmas, everyone!


Author: Janice

Married to a very lucky man (he sometimes agrees), I'm learning to be a better wife, homemaker, & step-mum to two adult children and their other halves. I enjoy thinking, writing, nature, travelling, reading, photography and other creative pursuits, and spending time with friends & family (not necessarily in that order). I work part-time with children & their families. I have too much stuff (working on that) and am not a morning person... that about covers it for now.

6 thoughts on “Christmas in July

  1. ahhh… you make we want to visit πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! Why’s that?

      • Just looks very pretty and a nice sense of community

      • Thanks again. The Historic Village is one of my favourite places to photograph locally. I love all the old buildings; unfortunately many are in need of maintenance.They are being leased from the council (I think) by various organisations, some voluntary or non-profit. In the past a farmers market was held there regularly, but that’s been moved to one of the primary schools. When the annual Jazz Festival takes place here at Easter, the Village hosts a variety of jazz musicians. Its also a popular place for weddings, there is a little old church. I’m sorry to admit the snow wasn’t real – but it gave a great atmosphere and the kids (especially) loved it!

      • Still lovely though πŸ™‚

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