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Coast Guard Christmas by TeaPhotography Coast Guard Christmas by TeaPhotography
Many of the boats in the harbor down below from where we live,
decorated their boats for the Holidays!

This seemed to happen mostly last year, as no one has done it this year, at least not yet!

I'm glad I took the photos that I did, from last year, then, because it was first time I'd ever seen such a thing in real life! :heart:

Of all of them, the dry-docked one that is placed in a special location in honour of our Coast Guard,
was my favourite one!

This year, it's in the boat yard, having some kind of work done on it! So that's why, this one, wasn't decorated this year.. .

Anyway, I thought this was beautiful, and usually it sits in this very spot year-round, and there is a nice plaque with some educational information, nearby. :aww:

Sometimes, the Coast Guard is not taken quite as seriously as some other military branches, but it certainly is not any light duty by any means!!

The U.S. Military consists of five active-duty Services and their respective Guard and Reserve units. All branches are equal parts of the United States Uniformed Services, headed by the president as commander in chief. The Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force fall under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense (DoD). The Coast Guard reports to the Department of Homeland Security during peacetime and to the DoD (by way of the Navy) during wartime. - [link]

For more information on The U.S. Guard, go HERE: [link]

We have a Coast Guard Base in our hometown, and I'd like to wish all who serve with the Coast Guard everywhere, as well as their families, Happy Holidays- and to send out my thanks for the wide variety of amazing work that they do, of which I cannot possibly begin to imagine...

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[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
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:iconcraigjonathonhill:
CraigJonathonHill Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this an HDR image? the contrast is really sweet!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
It isn't actually. But thank you! :D
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Beautiful picture, Tea, it must be wonderful to see decorated boats in real life! :heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
It really is a neat thing, thank you so much! :hug:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
awww aint that pretty.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much Linley! :heart:
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Aussie-Blonde Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:iconhearthugplz: u are so welcome Tea..
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Tea, and Rah-Rah for the Coast Guard!! :) :clap::clap:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you and yes! :love:
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome shot!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :aww:
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:iconmotherearth01:
motherearth01 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Always most welcome!
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
nice colors and lights :D
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I appreciate it! :aww:
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VampireQueenEffeffia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BRIGHT LIGHTS!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yup, true! :heart:
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LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very nice idea to decorate the ships with lights, too! Thank you for sharing, I think I haven't seen this before, too. :)
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I thought it was neat, too, and also makes for something different for me to photograph, too!
:lol:
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:iconwrite-then-think:
Write-Then-Think Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Writer
You're my real life role model... Thanks for sharing out positive things and I love the pic! Awesome way to wake up!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aww, gosh, how absolutely sweet of you! :huggle:
Such a nice comment, I am humbled. :aww:

I am happy to share out anything positive, and really glad you like what I have to share.
:rose:
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Write-Then-Think Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student Writer
:)
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool!i haven't seen these kind of decoratings in boat before!wow!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hadn't seen anything like it either, until I moved here...and there were lots of boats decorated in the harbor.

But I don't see them doing it this year, yet. hmmm.

:cuddle:
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CarolynYM Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Love this:) (My Dad and brother were in the Coast Guard)
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
And were they really?? Thank you for sharing... I have an enormous respect for the Coast Guard. :hug:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet this is a very pretty sight to see! It's great that they dedicate a boat t the Coast Guard! I'm sure their jobs can be very demanding and they deserve our respect. :iconmerrychristmas3:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
It really is... I don't see any boats doing it this year, though... hmm,
I'm glad I got to see it last year. :nod:

Yes, the Coast Guard has a very dangerous job, that's for sure. :hug:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
well done Tea!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
I appreciate it! :aww:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Cool!!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you much! :aww:
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:iconcrazygardener:
crazygardener Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
your so welcome Tea
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great! :hug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
Do you have a Coast Guard base there, too?
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We have the Academy in New London! .. And there are a couple of cutters in every harbor these days
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ahhh! Right, I see! :D

True, there's probably going to be a few in each one... :aww:

I've learned quite a bit about this, since moving here where there's a base!

:)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yea. and up in New London they berth the Eagle.. she's a beautiful tall ship
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, fascinating! :aww:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yep
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cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is such a cool shot. Love the lights!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi Sarah, thank you so much! :cuddle:
They were all so beautiful, and some had equal reflections in the water, but still I liked this one best. :aww:
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