Monday, December 23, 2013

Gardenfest of Lights

Mitchell and I made our almost annual trek to the nearby Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden last night for dinner and a balmy stroll thru the gloriously lighted garden.  There was a bit of rain, but not enough to tarnish all the shiny we found there. 
As usual, my photos didn't come out well enough but his phone to the rescue for a look at the caterpillar tunnel.

We dined in their treetop Tea House surrounded by trees wrapped in red and gold lights and children in their best pre-Christmas finery and manners.  All in all a lovely evening. 

Then a quick ride thru the neighborhood to see the lighted houses.  Am happy to report that the wreath we looked at a few days ago came into its own at night.
In the dark this dazzles with lights and seems to hover low in the sky - Star in the East-style.  It was big, bright and lovely.   You'll have to use your imagination, tho. 

As we rush thru these last two days of shopping, wrapping and cooking I hope you are with those you love, or that they will be with you soon.   Peace and joy ... but mostly calm and quiet!

1 comment:

  1. I am envious, dining at a decorated botanical garden at Christmas time must be a real treat.