Monday, November 19, 2012

The Quest



Last week, I set out to look for a nice group of Thanksgiving-themed photographs.  I had this craaaaaazy idea that I could feature a whole week of Thanksgiving decorations.  It turned out to be much more difficult than I thought.  Perhaps it just wasn't possible.  But, after much searching, I decided on this shot of the lovely pumpkins and autumn florals in front of Sierra Juice, on Baldwin at Kersting Court. 

BUT, what is that lurking in the background??  Yes, indeedy, folks, those are Happy-Holidays-style banners.  They have been there for at least a week or so.  (I won't even mention the Christmas Carols I heard while shopping on November 1st.  Oh.  I guess I just did.) 

It seems that Halloween can, like the cheese, stand alone. Thanksgiving?  Not so much. 

I found a couple of Thanksgiving photos, but not nearly as many as I had hoped, and I have given up the quest.  I do love the entire Holiday season (Halloween through New Year's Day), but I just feel sorry for little old Turkey Day, stuck in the middle, and kind of getting lost.  I guess I will just go with the inevitable, and start my Christmas shopping.  Right after Thanksgiving gets its moment in the sun (or rain, as the case may be).


12 comments:

  1. Gorgeous arrangement!. Wow someone definitely put thought into it.. I have to agree those city holiday banners are a bit premature and tacky..

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    1. It really is gorgeous! To be fair, the banners are no more early than anywhere else. The escalation of Christmas seems to be an epidemic! Oh, and I really do think the banners are kind of festive - as I look at this photo, though, this is not really what the colors look like! Cameras are truly a mystery to me sometimes. :-)

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  2. Love those bright pumpkins & admire your energy for planning a Thanksgiving photo week! We are also getting Christmas pretty early here, and it seems to be earlier every year.

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    1. Well, my planning went awry, since there wasn't much to photograph! :-)

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  3. No Thanksgiving celebrations here in the UK (but we will have a turkey, stuffing & cranberry batch anyway). So it is straight into Christmas here. Too early for me!

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    1. Glad you're still enjoying your tradition!

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  4. How wonderful everything looks. Neither here are celebrations upon Thanksgiving. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  5. I love old turkey day. I love how it stays a bit under the radar. That's what keeps if from becoming all commercialized.

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    1. You know, Margaret, you're right! Much more enjoyable, that way!

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  6. You captured a nice Thanksgiving corner (or kinda corner) right there with all that lovely orange. I love Thanksgiving too. My favorite holiday. It didn't seem like people were overlooking it at Whole Foods today.

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    1. Ha! Good point! Definitely plenty to see in the grocery stores. :-)

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