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!