Christmas time in Hawaii, Travel Photo Mondays #25

 

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Christmas time in Hawaii

Our live potted Norfolk Pine

Christmas time in Hawaii

 

I’m taking you back to my home in East Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii, it’s been a hectic holiday season and I just wanted to take it down a bit to relax and enjoy the timeframe before my Christmas party this Sunday evening. It’s actually my first Christmas in Hawaii since I typically go back to the Bay Area/San Francisco to visit friends and family for the holiday – so its going to be exciting spending it in warm weather and going to parties here for the first time.

 

I’m also enjoying decorating my home for the holidays in Hawaii for the first time so it was a chore trying to find all the Christmas ornaments and slepping them from the Garage. I also wanted to use our native Norfolk pine trees instead of all the imported and very expensive trees from the mainland. Here it is finally decorated above, what do you think of our local Hawaiian pine trees, pretty cute right?

 

 

Christmas time in Hawaii

The chandelier is dressed up!

 

The chandelier is dressed up above in red ornaments and below on the dining table will be green pines with lots of red Anthuriums….( I just have to go out to the garden at the last-minute to pick them and lay them on the table, here’s the table setting below finally picked).

 

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My potted tree has lots of tropical ornaments including one of my favorites, a pineapple

Christmas time in Hawaii

pineapple ornaments on the tree

 

Christmas spirit and music

 

I’ve listened to a lot of Xmas music lately to get into the mood and singing a lot of my favorite old classics including silent night.  I also sing with a chorus and we have been actively singing for a variety of community events to bring on the Christmas spirit. Here is a short video of me singing with some friends below for a recent holiday event. Usually I sing this song with the chorus but you can hear me singing solo. It’s a little raw, since I drank a bit too much before we started singing, so it’s a little off key, enjoy!

 

 

Thanks so much for coming to visit Travel Photo Mondays, I hope you enjoyed a little tour of my Christmas time here in East Hawaii.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season ahead and Happy New Year to! Please come and enjoy some of these other bloggers from around that world showing you some beautiful imagery.

 

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9 Responses to Christmas time in Hawaii, Travel Photo Mondays #25

  1. Ruth December 23, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    May your Christmas be bright and joyous!

    Merry Christmas.

    Ruth

  2. Jesh StG December 23, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Merry Christmas to you in Hawaii! For a change I’m spending Christmas in the L.A. area instead of Sacramento. Love the flower arrangement, and the decoration of the chandelier is very pretty! I smiled, because we put the chandelier in the garage since we couldn’t see the top of the Christmas tree:)

  3. Michele {Malaysian Meanders} December 22, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    That’s a great rendition of Silent Night in Hawaiian. Lovely decorations, too. That’s great that you can step out into the garden to dress your table up.

  4. muzachan December 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  5. Marisol@TravelingSolemates December 22, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    HI Noel, I like your local Hawaiin tree. It’ shapes pretty unique and you did a good job dressing it up. The chandelier looks so festive, too. Looks like your home is ready for your Chirstmas party. Enjoy! Have a very Merry Chirstmas.

  6. Mary{The World Is A Book} December 22, 2013 at 9:18 am #

    Love your tropical tree and ornaments! Very creative chandelier! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Marilyn Armstrong December 22, 2013 at 8:26 am #

    We haven’t had good luck growing Norfolk pines. I think we don’t have the right light or something, but I’m pretty good with plants and these have consistently, through three homes, failed to thrive. Pity, because I do love the idea of a live, happy tree!

    • Noel December 22, 2013 at 8:51 am #

      They tend to do well mostly in tropical environnments Marilyn, have a wonderful holiday season and thanks for always visiting!

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