The Florida Botanical Gardens is the name for our Pinellas County Garden in Largo, Florida. It is a wonderful showcase of tropical and native plants open free throughout the year and at Christmas it gets special funding to put on a wonderful Christmas light spectacle and they charge a token entry fee for the lights. Enjoy a little of its magic with all manner of lit figurines and some of Florida's nicest sculptural plants clad in lights. Volunteers dress in all manner of garb to help accentuate the festivities that last during the Christmas Season.
This year I decided to stay home and see what it was like down here for Christmas. For one it has been much warmer than I would like. I had to turn on the air conditioner because it was so warm. While it was on I decided I would try on a Christmas Sweater for fun. As much as I miss my friends up north and in North Carolina where I have typically spent Christmas this has allowed me time to decorate for the first time in more than ten years. So I wish you all a Merry Christmas in whichever corner of the planet you find yourself and as they say in Hawaii Mele Kalikimaka!