Image of the Week: Merry Christmas from and Jay Nichols

Looking at this image from Jay Nichols, I was reminded of a dumb joke I heard as a kid.  What do a cat and Christmas on the beach have in common?

They both have sandy claws.

I know, I know, it’s horrible. Again, I heard it as a kid. I said it was dumb. I meant it.


Merry Christmas from and photographer Jay Nichols. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

Nichols captured this image of Mr. Kris Kringle strolling among a crowd of Florida sun worshippers on Fort Myers Beach. If you look closely at the image, you’ll see a range of reactions from delight to indifference. Those reactions, plus the jolly man in red himself, make this picture a winner.

“He was the most popular guy on the beach,” says Nichols. “All the girls had to have a photo taken with him—he had more bikinis hanging on him than the deck railing at a beach house.”

And you—like us—thought the joy of Christmas was in the giving.

Merry Christmas to all of you who visit and support Whether you’re basking in the sun or staying warm in front of your fireplace, may this day bring you joy and peace.