Sunday, December 14, 2008

santa claus on main street


please click on photo to see santa and his helpers up close


well he's actually on conklin street but main street is right around the corner. every year the fire department in the village of farmingdale drives santa around so he can wave hello to all of the children in the neighborhood. they usually do this two weeks before christmas. you can always hear them coming because they blare the fire sirens and as they get closer you hear christmas music too. if you open your front door santa's helpers will hand deliver your youngsters a candy cane too. it's really quite nice, this farmingdale tradition.
yesterday I was waiting at a stop light when I happened to pass by santa making his rounds. I saw this shadow shot & thought it was perfect for the season. if you'd like to see more shadow shots, please visit hey harriet over here.

16 comments:

Jan said...

Fun shadow photo. Every year our fire department does the same thing. It's a wonderful tradition.

Sweet Repose said...

What a lucky shot to catch the old man on his rounds...tis the season, have a happy one!

bobbie said...

Wonderful shot, Lily. The Fire Dept in Massapequa did that for our kids years ago too.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is just a cute shot! Imagining, Sta. goes around my block. Hmmm... hot in the city! Hope Sta. handles the sweaty beard.

Our Sta. in Europe won't go around the block! It's freezin´UP here §:-)

Cheers for a nice Sunday!

Rosebud Collection said...

Great shot..just love the Santa/helpers..Good job..Happy SSS..

splummer said...

Hi!
Great Shadow Shot!!! I missed Santa's rounds this year. Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my place.

Sherrie

Lisa B. said...

It is perfect! How fun!!

Hey Harriet said...

What a lovely tradition. We have nothing like that happening where I am. You captured a great santa shadow! Such a sweet festive shot. Can't wait to collage your jolly fellow & his shadow :)

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday. Mine is over. It's now Monday. Phooey!

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

I especially like the mysterious blue part of the shadow. And the subject is just wonderful! Happy Holiday and Shadow Shot Sunday both!

Kitty said...

aw...that must be fun for the kids!

Paz said...

Perfect shadow shot! And you've got Santa in there, too. Yup! Perfect! ;-)

Paz

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Ho Ho Ho! We missed our parade this year - glad to see that we got a glimpse of the big guy through you're shadow shot!!
Enjoy your week Lily!

Pietro said...

Excellent shadow picture with Santa Claus!

DaviMack said...

It looks so bright and sunshiny! What a way for Santa to come in!

Gallery Juana said...

I would have been so excited as a kid to see santa this way. As an adult, I would still enjoy the tradition.

cool shot.

ramblingwoods said...

My husband always plays Santa's elf when the fire department goes around on the fire trucks....that's what your photo made me think of..